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Alumni Spotlight: Robert W. Gehl publishes new book

Alumni Spotlight: Robert W. Gehl publishes new book

We are pleased to announce the publication of Cultural Studies alumnus Robert W. Gehl's new book Social Engineering: How Crowdmasters, Phreaks, Hackers, and Trolls Created a New Form of Manipulative Communication. Co-authored with Sean T. Lawson, the book explores the history of public misinformation and its stakeholders in the US.

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Second Nature 10: Spring 2022 Colloquium Series w/ Dr. Amaka Okechukwu

Second Nature 10: Spring 2022 Colloquium Series w/ Dr. Amaka Okechukwu

As part of GMU's Cultural Studies colloquium series in Spring 2022, second-year PhD student Carl Leak interviews Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at George Mason University, Dr. Amaka Okechukwu. Dr. Okechukwu’s research agenda concerns the intersection of collective action and racial justice, as well as urban spatial politics. In this interview, Dr. Okechukwu talks about her work surrounding the historiography of Freddy "Fab Five Freddy" Brathwaite, an American visual artist, filmmaker, and hip hop pioneer, and what tracing his genealogy reveals about Black urban life in the twentieth century.

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The 2022 Next System Speakers Series

The 2022 Next System Speakers Series

Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, author of "Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice," headlines a series also featuring Jeremy Brecher (author of "Common Preservation"), Joe Guinan (co-author of "The Case for Community Wealth Building"), Yvonne Yen Liu (Solidarity Research Center), and Melissa Scanlan (author of "Prosperity in the Fossil-Free Economy").

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