College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • March 16, 2023

    In his book, The Beat Cop: Chicago's Chief O'Neill and the Creation of Irish Music, George Mason University history professor Michael O’Malley recounts the life of Irish immigrant and Chicago chief of police Francis O’Neill and his influence on Irish music.

  • March 15, 2023

    Food insecurity is something that Drew Bonner, a second-year sociology PhD student at George Mason University, experienced before he knew what to call it.

  • March 14, 2023

    Mason’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM), the Fairfax City’s Office of Historic Resources, and the Brandy Station Foundation recently received a $60,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation and Access, to support their digital archive project.

  • February 23, 2023

    Brian P. Jones is this year’s guest speaker at the W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture Series. His book, “The Tuskegee Student Uprising: A History,” was the focus of his talk as George Mason University’s 2023 W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture Series guest speaker hosted by the African and African American Studies Program.

  • February 17, 2023

    Mason’s new Youth Research Council (YRC) is a research partnership between the Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Mason’s Early Identification Program (EIP), which invites ninth through twelfth graders into the field of social science research.

  • February 13, 2023

    Researcher Elizabeth “Beth” Phillips is working with collaborators from labs around the country to answer these pressing questions about artificial intelligence and robotics in her role as the principal investigator of Mason's Applied Psychology and Autonomous System Lab.

  • February 9, 2023

    Mason historian Yevette Richards Jordan focuses her research lens on African American history, with an emphasis on racist violence from the 1920s through the 1940s. For the past several years, however, her work has led her to uncover a hidden history of racial violence that struck her own family, and the trauma of that violence that continues today.

  • February 7, 2023

    The Fall for the Book festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023 with year full of programming, including a Mini Fest on February 15 featuring four authors.

  • February 2, 2023

    George Mason University’s $214 million in research funding in fiscal year 2021 represented an increase of more than $100 million over five years, and puts the university on track to meet its goal of $225 million by 2025.

  • January 25, 2023

    Three decades ago, Rosemarie Zagarri never imagined her dissertation research on 18th-century electoral politics would become urgently relevant to the preservation of democracy in 21st-century America.