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.
Lincoln Mullen’s recent book, The Chance of Salvation: A History of Conversion in America (Harvard University Press, 2017), has just been awarded the “Best First Book in the History of Religions Award” by the American Academy of Religion.
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.
Dr. Andrew Peterson (Assistant Professor, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy and Department of Philosophy) has been awarded a major career-development grant from the Greenwall Foundation. In Fall 2018, Dr. Peterson will become a Greenwall Faculty Scholar. The award was made to support Dr. Peterson's ground-breaking work on the ethical and policy issues arising from the diagnosis of severe brain injury.
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.