College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Past Events

Sep24

Gender and Sexuality in Migration: Sociological Interventions

Sociology and Anthropology Colloquim

Thursday, September 24, 2009 12:30 PM
SUB II VIP 2

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz will talk about recent developments in sociological scholarship that bridge gender, sexuality, and migration processes. His talk will discuss the relevance of linking these sociological categories of analysis, and suggest future directions on the research and theorizing on this intersection. Vidal-Ortiz is also interested in the public sociology implications of such research and theorizing.

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Sep24

Fall for the Book Event

Professor Jonathan Lyons

Thursday, September 24, 2009 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
M&T Bank Tent, Outside the Johnson Center

Professor Jonathan Lyons will be giving a talk on his book, The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization

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Sep23

Business Journalist Russ Banham

Fall for the Book Event

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Johnson Center, Room C

The author of The Fight for Fairfax discusses the past half-century of efforts to transform Fairfax County, Virginia, from a suburb of Washington, D.C. into a vibrant economic hub in its own right, boasting modern industries, high paying jobs, superior public schools, multicultural workforce, and abundant open spaces.

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Sep23

Information Session

Prospective Student Opportunity

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Enterprise Hall 318

If you are a prospective student that would like to learn more about the BIS program, you are welcome to attend one of our many information sessions. No RSVP required. http://bis.gmu.edu/infosessions

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Sep22

The Life and Work of Vassily Aksyonov

Fall for the Book Event

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Harris Theater

Child of the gulag, exiled from his homeland, the Russian writer touched the lives of Mason's students during the years he served here as a Robinson Professor. With changes in the political climate, he was able to return to Russia, where he was welcomed as a hero. His most popular novels, The Burn, The Island of Crimea, and Generations of Winter, have been republished continually, and sell out immediately throughout the Russian-speaking world. Many-times laureate, Aksyonov is considered one of the greatest Russian novelists of the 20th century. Join a panel of writers and scholars who knew him and his work, and see what made him one of those who becomes a legend in his own time.

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Sep22

Workshop with Staceyann Chin

Open to the Public!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Women and Gender Studies Center JC 240K

Memoirist and spoken word artist Chin follows up her 1:30 reading with a workshop on writing and speaking from life experiences.

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Sep22

Iranian-American Scholar Haleh Esfandiari

Fall for the Book Event

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Research I, Room 163

Scholar and journalist Esfandiari, founder of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Middle East Division, was detained and then imprisoned in her native Iran by authorities who suspected her of plotting to overthrow the Iranian government. Her new memoir, My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran, offers a behind-the-scenes account of her harsh ordeals and ultimate release, a poignant memoir of growing up in Iran, and an on-the-ground history of relations between the U.S. and Iran under four presidents.

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Sep22

Fall for the Book Event

Spoken Word Artist Staceyann Chin

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
M&T Bank Tent, Outside the Johnson Center

Internationally acclaimed performance artist Chin explores her impoverished youth in Jamaica, her abandonment by her mother, and her search for her own identity in her new memoir, The Other Side of Paradise. Sponsored by Mason’s Women and Gender Studies Program.

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Sep21

Fairy Tales: A New History

Book Talk by Ruth Bottigheimer

Monday, September 21, 2009 1:00 PM
Research I, Room 163

The author of Fairy Tales and Society: Illusion, Allusion, and Paradigm and Grimm’s Bad Girls and Bold Boys: The Moral and Social Vision of the Tales shares insights from her latest study, Fairy Tales: A New History.

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