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Second Nature 02: Interview with Dr. Adom Getachew

Second Nature 02: Interview with Dr. Adom Getachew

In this episode of Second Nature, we speak with Professor of Political Science and the College from the University of Chicago, Dr. Adom Getachew. Dr. Getachew released her first book, Worldmaking After Empire, in Feburary of 2019. In this interview, we discuss her work as well as her thoughts after America's summer of 2020.

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Second Nature 01: Racial Capitalism Reading Group

Second Nature 01: Racial Capitalism Reading Group

In this episode of Second Nature, we speak with Ph.D. student, Austin Gallas. Austin has been running a Das Kapital reading group during the fall 2020 semester. We speak with him about a new reading group he is forming for the spring 2021 semester focused on racial capitalism. We hear about the texts that inspired this endeavor as well as his goals with the reading group.

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University Announces 2020 Winter Graduation

University Announces 2020 Winter Graduation

All 2020 graduates, from spring, summer, and fall, are invited to participate in George Mason University’s 2020 Winter Graduation on Thursday, December 17, at 2:00 pm, on GMU-TV. Following the ceremony, CHSS graduates are invited to join the college for its own festivities.

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Global Masculinities (CULT 390) Course for Spring 2021

Global Masculinities (CULT 390) Course for Spring 2021

(12:30 PM to 01:45 PM MW, Spring 2021) The course examines varieties of masculinities, challenging the idea that there is a universal normative way to be a man and highlighting intersectional masculinities across the globe through readings and exemplary films. Special attention to globalization and power dynamics.

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Poverty and Criminal Justice (CULT 390) Course for Spring 2021

Poverty and Criminal Justice (CULT 390) Course for Spring 2021

(12:30 PM to 01:45 PM TR, Spring 2021) This course examines race and class in criminal justice, focusing on the institutions and practices that contribute to the criminalization of poverty. Topics include policing, incarceration, courts, privatization, probation, and parole in the management of social problems, with a look at socially innovative reforms that address poverty and criminal justice around the world.

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Popular Zombies class digs up history of the living dead

Popular Zombies class digs up history of the living dead

More than 140 students are enrolled in an online anthropology class that “looks at the cultures where zombies and related folklore about the undead come from, and examines zombies from an ethnohistorical, medical anthropology, and anthropology of religion perspectives.”

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Mason’s Honors College pursues anti-racist community through discussion program

Mason’s Honors College pursues anti-racist community through discussion program

George Mason University’s Honors College launched a program this year to help cultivate an anti-racist community by creating a space in which students can discuss issues of racial and social justice. The program, called “Honoring Our Community,” involves encouraging honest conversations among groups of four or five students working with a facilitator. Students who volunteer for the program meet once a month during the academic year.

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