Her current research seeks to recognize Shakespeare and his work as inevitably imbricated in the contemporary market of cultural commodities, a recognition that has consequences for how we “feel” about any given instance of that work.
As Amazon changes the face of capitalist business, it is also changing global culture in multiple ways. This book brings together some of the most important analyses of Amazon’s pioneering business practices and how they intersect with and affect the components of everyday culture.
Good day, Mason’s graduate and professional community. It is one of my favorite times of the year, and I wanted to write a welcome to all our new and continuing graduate and professional students to a new term at George Mason.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to honor Felicia L. Carr, MA English '92, PhD Cultural Studies '03, with the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award in Cultural Studies.
Carr turned an early love of storytelling into a career in communications and marketing with a focus on non-profits, advocacy organizations, and higher education.
Maillim “May” Santiago, a third-year cultural studies PhD student, studies the genre and the contributions of Puerto Rican filmmakers, exploring horror films as mirrors for societal and cultural anxieties.
Mason's Center for Humanities Research has issued a call for papers for its interdisciplinary symposium, "Connecting/Not Connecting," seeking proposals from faculty and advanced PhD candidates. The symposium takes place April 27-28; proposals are due November 30.
The Center for Humanities Research's 2023-24 theme calls for literary, cultural, historical, philosophical, artistic, linguistic, anthropological, religious, and archival engagements with the question of disposability. Learn more and apply to be a fellow. Applications due at noon on November 21.
In 1982, in Plyler v. Doe, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas law denying school enrollment to undocumented immigrant school children, thereby ensuring a free K-12 public education for all students regardless of immigration status. Today, some Americans want to overturn Plyler, and some scholars believe that the official opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, laid a foundation for an impending Plyler challenge. The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) just released a new paper that reviews the Plyler decision, focuses on continuing barriers to education faced by undocumented students, and examines the potential impact of overturning Plyler.
Tauheeda Yasin, PhD Cultural Studies ’20, is launching a two-year appointment as the Community Engaged Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas (UT), Austin, as the recipient of a prestigious American Council of Learned Societies Emerging Voices Fellowship.