Research and Scholarly Works

About Us

The CHSS Research team is part of the Dean's Office and charged with assisting faculty and staff in obtaining funding for their research, scholarship and creative works. Drawing upon best practices in research development and research administration, CHSS Research provides tools and resources to develop competitive applications that convey the importance and timeliness of the proposed work. We are located in

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Horizon Hall, Suite 6100
4400 University Drive, 3A3
Fairfax, VA 22030-4422

Faculty, staff and students in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences engage in research, scholarship and creative works that address essential questions about our lives and our world.

The college's range is wide, including traditional humanities disciplines such as History, English and Philosophy, and social sciences disciplines such as Economics, Criminology, and Psychology.  Also strong in interdisciplinary scholarship, the college advances inquiry into our shared humanity and experiences, engages scholars from across the college and the university to address humanistic and social issues from a variety of perspectives, and provides cultural context and understanding for the greater good.

If you'd like to learn more about research at Mason, explore these Research Videos that demonstrate the high quality work taking place on a daily basis. 

Questions and comments regarding the CHSS Research website? Please contact Dr. Michele Schwietz, Associate Dean for Research.

Research News

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