Global Studies Review Mission Statement

The Global Studies Review provides faculty and advanced graduate students with an exploratory space in which to develop nascent theories, report on innovative research, and dialogue with a wide audience of university researchers, think-tank scholars, and government policy-makers both in the United States and abroad.


In fall 2004 the Center for Global Studies put out its first Global Studies Bulletin (GSB), the predecessor publication of Global Studies Review (GSR), with short articles on innovative global research by Mason faculty across different disciplines. A rapidly growing readership and GSB‘s tremendous success led the editorial team to launch its successor, the Global Studies Review, in fall 2005 one year after the first issue of GSB was published. In the last six years since its creation, the GSR has covered a wide range of globalization topics, including migration, human rights, health, and technology, among others.

Editorial Board

Editors in Chief

Terrence Lyons, Associate Professor, Conflict Analysis & Resolution
Jo-Marie Burt
, Associate Professor, Government & Politics
For past editors in chief click here.

Managing Editor

Ger FitzGerald, PhD Candidate in Political Science
For past managing editors click here.

Editorial Board

Lisa Breglia, Assistant Director, Global Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences

Johanna Bockman, Associate Professor, Sociology & Anthropology

Peter Boettke, University Professor, Economics

Michael Chang, Assistant Professor, Art & History

Julie Christensen, Chair & Associate Professor, Russian, Modern & Classical Languages

John Dale, Associate Professor, Sociology & Anthropology

T. Mills Kelly, Associate Dean & Associate Professor, History & Art History, Humanities & Social Sciences

Roger Lancaster, Director & Professor, Anthropology & Cultural Studies Program

Eric McGlinchey, Assistant Professor, Government & Politics, Public & International Affairs

Agnieszka Paczynska, Assistant Professor & Undergraduate Program Director, Institute for Conflict Analysis & Resolution

John Paden, Robinson Professor, International Affairs

Lisa Pawloski, Chair & Associate Professor, Global & Community Health, College of Health & Human Services

Ken Reinert, Professor, School of Public Policy

Tony Samara, Assistant Professor, Sociology & Anthropology

Beverly Shaklee, Professor; Director, Center for International Education; Academic Coordinator, FAST TRAIN, College of Education & Human Development

Debra Shutika, Associate Professor, English