The book was written with a more general reader in mind. My hope is that the general public reads it and begins to think about the problems with capitalism. For academics, I hope people read it and find it as a useful tool for analyzing the current moment. In my greatest hopes, people would begin to talk about “digital feudalism.”
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.
Coming from his research into undercover surveillance, police reform, and sexual commerce in turn-of-the-century New York City, Gallas' paper explores the shifting roles played by the taxi driver and the taxicab within New York City’s commercial sexual economy in the months before and after the onset of wartime prohibition in July 1919.
As part of a group of George Mason University students and faculty, Cultural Studies PhD candidate Ayondela McDole helps preserve an important part of local African American history and community life at Salisbury, MD.
Congratulations to Cultural Studies PhD Candidate David Zeglen, who has been recognized as a residential fellow at Mason's Center for Humanities Research (CHR)! In this interview, Dave gives a preview of his upcoming research presentation, his motivation to apply, and his experience so far as part of this semester's cohort at the CHR.
Cultural Studies PhD candidates Ayondela McDole and Shauna Rigaud as well as Cultural Studies alum Dr. Tauheeda Yasin have been among the awardees of the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Evening of Reflection, held by George Mason University's Center for Culture, Equity and Empowerment (CCEE) and The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemoration Committee.
Congratulations to CS alumna Jennifer Miller, whose book "The Transformative Potential of LGBTQ+ Children’s Picture Books" will be published next year with University Press of Mississippi. Find out more here.