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Why the metaverse? Mason Sociology Professor and IIR Director, Jim Witte, joins other thought leaders including Meta VP for the Americas, Nada Stirratt, to discuss the metaverse and its relevance for business and social science.

Why the metaverse? Mason Sociology Professor and IIR Director, Jim Witte, joins other thought leaders including Meta VP for the Americas, Nada Stirratt, to discuss the metaverse and its relevance for business and social science.

As organizations rush to stake their claim in the internet’s new frontier, many questions remain about what the metaverse is and isn’t. George Mason University Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute of Immigration Research, Jim Witte, joins other thought leaders including Meta VP for the Americas, Nada Stirratt, to discuss the metaverse and its relevance for business and social science.

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IIR Releases New Research on the Future of Education for Undocumented Students

IIR Releases New Research on the Future of Education for Undocumented Students

In 1982,  in Plyler v. Doe, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas  law denying school enrollment to undocumented immigrant  school children, thereby ensuring a free K-12 public education for all students regardless of immigration status. Today, some Americans want to overturn Plyler, and some scholars believe that the official opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, laid a foundation for an impending Plyler challenge. The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) just released a new paper that reviews the Plyler decision, focuses on continuing barriers to education faced by undocumented students, and examines the potential impact of overturning Plyler. 

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New American Voices Award Finalists Named

New American Voices Award Finalists Named

Sindya Bhanoo’s Seeking Fortune Elsewhere, Daphne Palasi Andreades’s Brown Girls, and Aamina Ahmad’s The Return of Faraz Ali have been named finalists for the Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award.

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