CHR Summer Fellow Research Talk: PhD Candidate Kevin Nazar (Sociology and Anthropology), "Contemporary Social Correlates and Predictors to the Emergence of Hyper-nationalism"

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Horizon Hall 6325

CHR Summer Fellow Research Talk: PhD Candidate Kevin Nazar (Sociology and Anthropology), "Contemporary Social Correlates and Predictors to the Emergence of Hyper-nationalism"

Kevin Nazar is a Doctoral Candidate of Public and Applied Sociology at George Mason University where he is Graduate Lecturer for the Sociology Department and the Honors College as well as part of the Global South Hub at the Center for Social Science Research. Kevin's research areas involve Sociology of Development, Hyper-nationalism, Immigration, Globalization, Sociology of Health, Social Psychology and Quantitative Research Methods. Prior to coming to GMU Kevin was a consultant for several United Nations and International Cooperation agencies in Latin America where he also received his Masters Degree in Political Science and Philosophy.

Kevin's project is titled "Contemporary Social Correlates and Predictors to the Emergence of Hyper-nationalism." This study is examines the socio-economic configurations that may lead to the emergence of the phenomenon known as Hypernationalism in the world. This dissertation uses data from Gallup Inc., the World Bank, United Nations development indicators and historical data from 144 countries to try to elucidate the situations that are generating the modern day threat of Hypernationalism. The methodology implemented involves both Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Logistic Regression Models. The results of this study are important both to address the modern social divisions brought about by Xenophobia and Ethnocentrism as well as for international security.

Please join us in person in Horizon Hall 6325 or on zoom for a presentation and discussion around Kevin's work! Zoom link will be provided through CHR's newsletter which you can sign up for by sending and email to chr@gmu.edu. 

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