Andrew Bickford, a professor of anthropology at George Mason University, is featured in The Huffington Post on Sept. 30. His story explores societal and political narratives of combat heroism, and centers on the death of Pat Tillman and the Army's portrayal of him afterward.
Jeffrey Mantz, a faculty member in the sociology and anthropology department, is teaching a course meant to explore the representation of zombies through historical and current media and references. The Mason Spirit wrote a blog entry about the course.
The George Mason University Field House is an on-campus social hub where friends can get together and enjoy organized or quick pickup games of basketball. For John Robinson, MA sociology ’10, it was also a classroom and research facility.
Originally a marketing major, Shana De Jahrling returned to school to pursue a career in counseling with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Her internship with the Tragedy Assistant Program for Survivors has allowed her to pursue her passion for counseling and fill a void left by her cousin's tragic death in Afghanistan.
Nayantara Sheoran, a cultural studies PhD student, recently won a highly competitive Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation. The award will give her up to $15,000 for research in India.
Shannyn Snyder, who received her master of arts in interdisciplinary studies with a focus on anthropology and global health in 2010, connects water, health and culture in her research. Snyder works for a local non-profit putting her studies to good work.
Dionne Foster, Sociology '10, was awarded the Dennis-Weathers award at the Black Graduation ceremony held May 6, 2010, on the George Mason University campus. This award recognizes contributions to the Mason community.