Research and Scholarly Works

Faculty and staff 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.

The CHSS Research team (see contacts in right sidebar) seeks to provide CHSS faculty and staff  with the support they need to be successful in their research and scholarship endeavors.

For a terrific overview of CHSS research, see the CHSS Research Council Presentation from October 2019.

Also visit Research Videos to learn more about research at Mason. Mason conducts high-level research in a variety of areas. See how studies are conducted, the discoveries we make, and the knowledge we bring to the world.

Questions and comments regarding the CHSS Research website? Please contact Dr. Brooke Gowl, Associate Director of Research Development.


Research News

To see additional Research News, including the items listed below, visit

Results of the CHSS Faculty Research and Scholarship Needs Survey

Results of the CHSS Faculty Research and Scholarship Needs Survey

Read about the results of the October 2020 Faculty Research and Scholarship Needs Survey. The survey was distributed to CHSS tenured, tenure-track, term, and administrative faculty with the purpose of determining which services and resources would be the most helpful as they pursue external funding for their research and scholarship.

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