Margaret Zeddies

Margaret Zeddies

Margaret Zeddies

Graduate Lecturer

Sociology: Globalization, Cultural Sociology, Children and Youth, Humanitarianism, International Development, Study Abroad, Postcolonialism, Political Economy

Margaret Zeddies is a Sociology PhD Student at George Mason University. Her research interests center on humanitarian and international development work with children and young adults. In recent work, she analyzed the emotional debt of voluntourism work, and the social construction of childhood within non-governmental organizations and the Millennium Development Goals.   

Before starting the PhD program at Mason, Margaret worked with global nonprofit organizations in the D.C. area. Her past work in this area includes working on international child labor and education projects, and fundraising and advocacy for refugees.

Prior to moving to Northern Virginia, Margaret taught sociology, ESL, and academic preparedness at the college and high school level in Michigan and South Korea.

Grants and Fellowships

Summer 2022 GMU Provost Research Fellowship

Fall 2022 Center for Humanities Research Residential Fellowship 



M.Phil. Childhood Studies

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2013

B.A. Anthropology

University of Kansas, 2003