Schar School regional experts conduct research all over the world, using comparative analysis to examine political institutions, processes and behavior. Areas for research include state-society relations, social movements, immigration and border studies, and comparative politics.
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Associate ProfessorAreas of Research: Comparative Politics, Conflict Studies, Democratization, Gender, Latin America, Historical Memory, Human Rights, Qualitative Methods, State-Society Relations, Transitional Justice
Associate ProfessorAreas of Research: Mexico-U.S. Relations, Latin American Politics, Organized Crime, Immigration, Border Security, Human Trafficking, Latin America, Comparative Politics, Gender, International Migration, International Security, Qualitative Methods, Democratization, Energy Policy, Security Policy
Director, Center for Micro-Economic Policy Research (CMEPR)
Director, PhD Program in Public PolicyAreas of Research: Comparative, Institutional, and Transition Economics; Economic Development; Economic Policy; Employment Policy; Entrepreneurship; Firm and Industry Dynamics; Labor Economics; Microeconomics; Organizations; Political Economy; Quantitative Methods; Small Business Programs, Growth, and Innovation
Associate Professor of Policy and GovernmentAreas of Research: Comparative Politics, Diversity, Europe, Immigration Policy, International Migration, Islam, Middle East, Minority Politics, Muslim Politics, Qualitative Methods, Race and Ethnicity, United States
Virginia E. and John T. Hazel, Jr. Professor; Director, Center for the Study of Social Change, Institutions, and Policy (SCIP)Jack A. Goldstone (PhD Harvard) is the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel, Jr. Chair Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Mercatus Center, a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and Director of Schar’s Center for the Study of Social Change, Institutions and Policy (SCIP).
Associate Professor; Director, Middle East and Islamic StudiesBassam Haddad is Director of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program and Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC)
Schar School of Policy and GovernmentLayla M. Hashemi is a researcher and data analyst at the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) focusing on international supply chains, cybercrime and illicit trade. On the NSF project Disrupting Operations of Illicit Supply Networks (D-ISN), she is analyzing the supply chains of counterfeit PPE, fentanyl and pharmaceuticals.
Professor, Schar School of Policy and GovernmentAreas of Research: Russian Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy, International Relations, Middle East, Security Policy, Revolution, War on Terror
Associate Professor, Director of Political Science Doctoral and Master's ProgramsAreas of Research: Comparative Politics, Europe, Federalism/State and Local Government, Qualitative Methods, Social Welfare Policy, Comparative Welfare States, European Union, Governance
Professor of Government and PoliticsAreas of Research: Democratization, Foreign Policy, International Development, International Relations, Middle East, Political Islam, Information Technology & Social Change, Emerging Powers and World Order