Honors Thesis Spotlight: Investigating Humeral Retroversion in Archaic Populations

Based on prior research, the standard degree of humeral retroversion (the rotation of the head relative to the distal articulation) has been agreed to be between 25°- 35°, and increased retroversion is potentially correlated with several factors. Madison Hubbart’s research evaluates retroversion angles among adult male and female humeri from the Windover population to test…

Honors Thesis Spotlight: Far-Right Fever: Examining the Electoral Rise and Political Persistence of Brazil and Hungary’s Populist Radical Right

Since the 2010s, the right-winged authoritarianism movement (combination of nativism, antidemocracy, and authoritarianism) has shaped political parties in electoral policies, garnered public favor, and rejected the ideals of liberalism. In Europe, Southeast Asia, the United States, and South America, the right-winged populist (having the right-wing ideas but lacking a bias toward an economic system) has…

Dissertation Spotlight: Essays on Educational Attainment and Labor Outcomes 

Researcher Audrienna Tremise Burgin writes this dissertation on Educational Attainment and Labor Outcomes; the dissertation includes three essays. Burgin argues that education is the root of all humans. Education is widely accepted.  All of the essays in this dissertation go into detail and relate back to education. The introduction explains in-depth how important educational attainment…

Dissertation Spotlight: Sisterhood, Safe Spaces & Self-Affirmations: How Black Women Practice Self-Care In Response To Racism And Discrimination

Being a minority comes with tremendous obstacles; however, for Black women who exist in a world that isn’t designed for their dual identities as both a racial and a gender minority, it can be debilitating. Regarding these two separate but equally defining identities, Black women experience specific forms of stress that other individuals may not….

Dissertation Spotlight: Legal and Illegal Bribery: What’s the Difference?

In 1976, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) outlawed US firms’ ability to bribe foreign officials, which put US firms at a disadvantage in the growing global market. FCPA stated that no United States firms or firms established by a US citizen were allowed to bribe foreign officials to maintain or seal their business. US…

Dissertation Spotlight: Only Friends Can Betray You: Domestic Political Shocks and Interstate Conflict Behavior

 Debates related to and composed of international relations and changes in the domestic politics of a state influence international conflict as well as raise questions regarding increasing interdependence between states. The researcher brings up two questions and ideas regarding international relations: ‘whether, and to what extent, changes in the domestic politics of a state influence…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Damian Rodriguez-Ledesma

What have you been up to since graduating? Since I graduated from Florida State University, I have been working a part time job at my local Walgreens as a pharmacy technician in my attempts to gather pharmacological knowledge and understanding in my goal to become a nurse. I have been working there for approximately 7…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Thomas Ossi

What have you been up to since you graduated? (Applying to/attending graduate school, working a job, etc.) Since I graduated with my BS in International Affairs & Political Science in three years, I am currently in graduate school finishing off my “senior” year. I’m in the Masters in Applied American Politics and Policy (MAAPP) program!…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Sarah Preddy

What have you been up to since you graduated? (Applying to/attending graduate school, working a job, etc.) Since graduation, I have been in a master’s program at FSU for exercise physiology. I am hoping to continue on to medical school! How did your degree in social science help inform your path? My degree in social…