BA in Sociology

Nathaniel Smith, 2021

Nathaniel Smith

Assistant to the Director, The Next Systems Studies Project at GMU’s Center for Social Science Research

I chose to major in sociology because it offered me practical, scientific methods for analyzing our dynamic world.

Given my upbringing, it’s unsurprising a sociology program composed of faculty with research interests in inequality and globalization opened my eyes to the great diversity of the human experience. I was born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia--one of the most affluent counties in the US--and prior to enrolling at George Mason University, was cloistered by a private, Catholic education. In brief, my academic experiences in the sociology program impacted me in the same way the four sights affected Gautama.

While an undergraduate at Mason, I had the privilege of interning with the Democratizing NOVA program, which runs out of the Center for Social Science Research. After graduation I will continue working with this great program.