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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 from the workshop are available for viewing.

Publishing an edited volume


Petition to make GMU a sanctuary campus

In light of the current Presidential election and what it might mean for our fellow students at George Mason University, we ask that all those in the campus community sign the petition in order to show support.

MasonDREAMERS are organizing the petition to ensure that GMU maintain an in-state tuition rate for current and qualifying DACAmented students; as well as encouraging a serious consideration of publicly becoming a sanctuary campus for undocumented students. To view the petition and to sign it, please go their webpage. 

Twitter: @MasonDREAMers

Faculty and Students Publish on Human Rights!

Associate Professor John Dale co-edited a special issue of the journal Critical Sociology with the focus of the issue centered on Human Rights. Two of our very own PhD students also published articles in the issue – Anderson M. Bean and Melissa C. Gouge. Congrats to our faculty and students with their on-going work and scholarship!

For further access to the special issue click the link below:


Table of contents

Smart Humanitarianism: Re-imagining Human Rights in the Age of Enterprise
John Dale
David Kyle

Food Justice, Direct Action, and the Human Rights Enterprise
Deric Shannon

Constellations of Human Rights
Sylvanna M. Falcón

Venezuela, Human Rights and Participatory Democracy
Anderson M. Bean

Collaborative Barriers and Cultural Brokers: Competing Conceptions of Gender Equality in Potosí, Bolivia
Jenny Cockburn

Human Rights in Play, Transnational Solidarity at Work: Creative Playfulness and Subversive Storytelling among the Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Melissa C. Gouge

Struggling between Routine and Emergency: The Legalization of Migrants and Human Rights Activism in Israel
Nelly Kfir
Adriana Kemp

Human Rights as Metaphor for Political Community beyond the Nation State
Benjamin Gregg