Rodney Hopson

GMU affiliates
Professor,
George Mason University

Hopson’s primary research areas lie in comparative and international education policy and politics with a focus on official, indigenous, and medium of instruction language issues; critical, cultural issues in education, social policy, and evaluation; neighborhoods and education policy; and interpretive, qualitative and ethnographic methods.

Relative to his research interests, Hopson raises questions that 1) analyze and address the differential impact of education and schooling on marginalized and underrepresented groups in diverse global nation states and 2) seek solutions to social and educational conditions in the form of alternative paradigms, epistemologies, and methods for the way the oppressed and marginalized succeed and thrive despite circumstances and opportunities that suggest otherwise.