George Mason University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology takes on some of the most pressing social, behavioral, and political issues facing contemporary society.
With a strong commitment to research, the department’s world-renowned faculty guides students through an exploration of the human condition, globalization, the concept of culture, and current issues that affect us all. The faculty engage with a range of public concerns and issues of global and national importance.
National Landing and Beyond Workshop
In 2018, Amazon announced Northern Virginia as the site for its second headquarters. National Landing represents a rebranding of the Crystal City, Pentagon City, and Potomac Yard neighborhoods by Amazon and the lead developer, JBG Smith. Since the announcement, the area is being carefully crafted to fit the overall brand image of Amazon—one that meets all the criteria of a globally shared place-branding checklist, including a brand name, unifying artistic elements, updated infrastructure and green spaces. We have come together as a group of researchers to raise the issues that have resulted from corporate community development as they relate to not only National Landing but also other urban development projects globally. The CSSR Urban Research is hosting a workshop to discuss this important topic. Save the date for this exciting workshop!Details »