Roots of Nationalism, Sub-state Self-determination Movements, the Nature of the State, Himalayan Societies
Max is a Ph.D. student in the Sociology program at George Mason University where he is in his second year of coursework. Before attending Mason, Max’s higher educational history included a MSc. in International Politics from SOAS University of London, where his thesis was titled Discourses of the Blank Space and the New Colonialism. Max completed his undergraduate studies in Politics and International Relations from the University of Edinburgh.
As a research assistant in the Movement Engaged Research hub at the Center for Social Science Research, Max is currently working on projects pertaining to professional immigrant civic engagement and the intersection of human rights and the future of work in the digital economy. His personal research interests focus on the roots of nationalism, sub-state self-determination movements, and the nature of the state.
Max is originally from Nashville, TN, and previously worked as a teaching assistant for children with exceptional needs. He holds this work both as one of his proudest accomplishments, and as an individual with learning differences himself, a small act of paying forward the efforts of the many educators, who without their help he would not be in a PhD. Program. In his spare time, he is an avid fly fisher and bird watcher.
MSc. in International Politics from SOAS University of London
Undergraduate studies in Politics and International Relations from the University of Edinburgh