Students and faculty in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences engage in research, analysis and creative work that address essential questions about our lives and our world. The college's range is wide, from traditional humanities such as English and philosophy to interdisciplinary social sciences such as bio-archaeology and neuroscience. Particularly strong in interdisciplinary scholarship, the college addresses fundamental questions about human life and value in order to provide cutting-edge solutions to pressing social problems.
John Dale, faculty member in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, is a 2019-20 Wilson Center International Fellow. The prestigious fellowship offers a nine-month residential program where scholars research and write while interacting with policymakers throughout the Washington, DC, region.
Mason anthropology professor Rashmi Sadana has been working for nearly ten years on chronicling the new Metro in Delhi, India and its impact on the city and its people. Her work has recently been funded with three prestigious research awards.
Dr. Jaime Lester, interim director of the higher education program, is part of a Mason research team that recently received a National Science Foundation grant to introduce a more active-learning approach that would improve student understanding, increase retention, and increase the numbers of women and minorities in STEM fields.
Dr. Kirkpatrick, a professor in the Department of Philosophy, will use his research to further conversations surrounding issues of terrorism and warfare in an age of rapid technological and societal change.
The Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University announced today that it received a two-year, $1.2 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to establish a new Health and Climate Solutions Hub.
Anthropology professor Nawa Sugiyama invites students to work with her at a historic UNESCO-protected site at the pyramids of Teotihuacan in Mexico, continuing her career-long research of ancient animals.
George Mason University is training 100 research administrators this year in a new program designed to help them support faculty and navigate the complex rules and regulations of research grants and contracts.
Charlotte Gill, faculty member, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, and deputy director, Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, has been named a 2017 Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for her work in police-community partnerships in crime prevention in Appalachian Kentucky.