• September 12, 2022

    It’s common to think of Indigenous peoples as living in the past. We may think of them around Thanksgiving or in old films and books. But Native Americans are very much here and now, said Jeremy Campbell, and after decades of struggle, that’s starting to be recognized.

    In 2018, U.S. legislation granted federal recognition to six tribes in Virginia. A George Mason University team has been partnering with two of them, the Upper Mattaponi and Chickahominy nations, as they embark on being sovereign nations.

  • April 21, 2021

    Since he was old enough to drive, Anees Mokhiber would freestyle in his car. The George Mason University double alumnus has since transformed the hobby he describes as therapeutic into a career, with his car being his mobile recording studio.

    On April 10, during an Instagram live from his Ford Focus, the up-and-coming rapper sang his latest single “Slip,” and was caught by surprise when Justin Bieber joined the livestream to jam along. The Grammy-winning pop star gave major compliments on Mokhiber’s musical talent in front of audience of more than 60,000 people.

  • May 12, 2020

    George Mason University assistant professor of sociology Amaka Okechukwu has been named a 2020 Career Enhancement Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Okechukwu is one of 32 faculty members from across the nation to receive the award.