PhD Candidate Carrie Hutnick Wins Award

Congratulations to one our students, who received the Spirit of King Faculty Award. Carrie Hutnick, working on her PhD in public sociology, has already taken her scholarship beyond the borders of Mason’s Fairfax Campus. George Mason News reports that her dissertation project was developed and is being conducted with an incarcerated graduate student; it examines […]

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CFP Collective Action, Social Movements and Digital Technology

Information & Organization Special Issue on: “Collective Action, Social Movements and Digital Technology” Special Issue Editors: Lisen Selander, University of Gothenburg Amber Young, University of Massachusetts Amherst Emmanuelle Vaast, McGill University Elizabeth Davidson, University of Hawai’i Motivation and Overview Technological advances have revolutionized both the means and ends of collection actions and movements. It seems what […]

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Publishing an Edited Volume Workshop

Yesterday we hosted a workshop for phd students and young scholars entitled, “How to Publish an Edited Volume.” We thank both Jason Smith (George Mason University) and Bhoomi Thakore (Elmhurst College) for leading the workshop and discussing their experience publishing their own edited volume, Race and Contention in Twenty-first Century U.S. Media (Routledge, 2016). The slides […]

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The AT&T/Time Warner Merger and the Threat to Racial Representation

By Jason A. Smith Last month one media behemoth, AT&T, stated it would purchase another, Time Warner, for $85.4 million. AT&T provides a telecommunications service, while Time Warner provides content. The merger represents just one more step in decades of media consolidation, the placing of control over media and media provision into fewer and fewer […]

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SOUL and BGAPSA Students at the University of Pennsylvania are staging a walkout this afternoon to protest racial intimidation and exclusion. We #StandWithPenn and invite others to follow and support their efforts. —————– Facebook event page: Twitter: @ignitingtheSOUL Students Organizing for Unity and Liberation (SOUL), in collaboration with Black Graduate Students (BGAPSA), at the […]

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November Opportunity Update

CFPs – Journals, Chapters, and Volumes International Studies in Sociology of Education – special issue, “Migration, Borders, and Education: International Sociological Inquiries” Deadline 11/30/16 Contemporary Social Science – special issue, “Investigating Youth in Challenging and Troubled Contexts” Deadline 12/05/16 Glocalism – special issue, “Glocal Political Power” Deadline 12/31/16 Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World […]

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