Interdisciplinary Studies: A Celebration of Scholarship

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 7:20 PM to 9:20 PM EST

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Interdisciplinary Studies: A Celebration of Scholarship

The master of arts in interdisciplinary studies (MAIS) program invites you to join us online on Wednesday, November 29 at 7:20 pm as we hear from several students about their research interests, and project and thesis proposals. You will learn more about the MAIS program, and winners of MAIS research grants will be announced.  

RSVP for this online event. An email will be sent with the link to join the presentations a day or two prior to the event.

Schedule of Presentations

(times are approximate)

7:20 pm - Opening remarks by Dr. Ben Gatling, Director, MAIS

7:30 pm - SG Guthery, “Fearless Futures: An Education Program to Aide Foster Youth Empowerment and Community Building in Northern Virginia” (Social Entrepreneurship, project)

7:45 pm - McKina FitzGerald, “Youth Mobility and Empowerment through Uplifting Paradigms: A Toolkit to Facilitate Safe Spaces and Service towards Rural Youth in the Shenandoah Valley” (Individualized Study, project)

8:00 pm - Matthew Grinberg, “How Does a Worker Cooperative of Sex Worker Spaces Affect Sex Workers’ Health and Livelihoods?” (Women and Gender Studies, thesis)

8:15 pm - Celestina Flores, “Creating the Non-Citizen: Capitalism and the Political Oppression of Immigrant Populations in the United States” (Social Justice and Human Rights, thesis)

8:30 pm - Rebecca Martin, “Advocacy Toolkit for Advancing Grassroots Solutions for the Gender Wage Gap in the United States” (Social Justice and Human Rights, project)

8:45 pm - Noah Foster, “Community-Based Organizations Providing Reentry Services to Formerly Incarcerated People in Prince William County, VA” (Social Justice and Human Rights, project)

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