Research Quick Take

Here at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP), our faculty have been quite busy! Here are some of the projects that our faculty have recently published. “The effect of stereotypes on black college test scores at a historically black university” by Dr. Mckenzie Alston In her recent article, Dr. Alston conducted lab…

Dissertation Spotlight:  A Forest of Fire: Limming Materiality and Interpretation in the Morphology of the Longleaf Pine Forest as a Cultural Landscape

The Longleaf Pine Forest is a cultural landscape that has been shaped by human presence throughout time. The researcher discusses both human interpretations and material practices to further understand this landscape. The researcher uses a neo-Sauerian methodology when utilizing Richard Schein’s (1997) conception of landscape as “discourse materialized” as the base model for this research….

Research Spotlight: Spatial Disparities in Air Conditioning Ownership in Florida

Recent studies have looked at co-occurring combinations of natural disasters/hazards, referred to as compound risks (IPCC, 2021; Kruczkiewicz et al., 2021; Zscheischler et al., 2018). In the last couple of years, many parts of the world experienced the compound risks of extreme heat and COVID-19. A significant number of people suffered from hot indoor environments…

Research Quick Take

Here at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP), our faculty have been quite busy! Here are some of the projects that our faculty have recently published. “The Authoritarian Wager: Mass Political Action and the Sudden Collapse of Repression” by Dr. Kelly Matush In her recent article, Dr. Matush develops a game-theoretic model…

Research Quick Take

Here at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP), our faculty have been quite busy! Here are some of the projects that our faculty have recently published. In his recent article, Dr. Coutts examines the forestry policy challenges and opportunities for forest conservation in Malawi. To do so, he compiles a comprehensive inventory…

Research Quick Take

Here at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP), our faculty have been quite busy! Here are some of the projects that our faculty have recently published. “Intergovernmental Influence, Managerial Turnover, and City Energy Policy Adoption” by Dr. Frances Berry In her recent article, Dr. Berry examines the effect of intergovernmental influence, managerial…

Research Quick Take

Here at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP), our faculty have been quite busy! Here are some of the projects that our faculty have recently published. “State Government Preemption of Local Government Decisions Through the State Courts” by Dr. Charles Barrilleaux In his recent article, Dr. Barrilleaux examines whether state courts limit…

Research Quick Take

Here at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP), our faculty have been quite busy! Here are some of the projects that our faculty have recently published. “Can Free Community College Close Racial Disparities in Postsecondary Attainment? How Tulsa Achieves Affects Racially Minoritized Student Outcomes” by Dr. Elizabeth Bell In her recent article,…

Research Quick Take

Here at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP), our faculty have been quite busy! Here are some of the projects that our faculty have recently published. “Re-opening after the lockdown: Long-run aggregate and distributional consequences of COVID-19” by Dr. Manoj Atolia In his recent article, Dr. Atolia employs a general equilibrium framework with heterogeneous…

Research Spotlight: Opportunities and Challenges of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Urban Applications

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly known as ‘drones’, are emerging technology with extensive applications in various domains and industries. The unique ability of UAS to collect imagery at user-defined spectral, spatial, and temporal resolutions offers new possibilities for urban applications that require rapid mapping, assessment, or management. Recognizing a new frontier of urban applications emerging…