Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Angelica Afandor

What have you been up to since you graduated? (Applying to/attending graduate school, working a job, etc.) I graduated with my B.S. in Political Science in Spring 2021. After graduating, I continued my Combined Degree Masters program in Applied American Politics and Policy at Florida State. I also started working full-time with the Democratic Congressional…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Jonathan Levin

What have you been up to since you graduated? (Applying to/attending graduate school, working a job, etc.)I graduated with a B.A. in International Affairs in Spring 2021. I am enrolled in the Masters of Applied American Politics & Policy program at FSU while also working at The Southern Group as a Legislative Intern for the…

Research Spotlight: Untapped Potential: Leveraging Unstructured Data

In any discipline, data retrieval and analysis are required to answer key questions of interest. With the advancement of technology and the exponential growth of the quantity of data being produced and collected, there needs to be an ongoing dialogue to discuss the potential that unstructured data provide. In general, discussions regarding ‘data’ or ‘data…

Award Spotlight: COSSPP Graduate Student Receives Adam Smith Fellowship

Political science Ph.D. candidate, Katelyn Hess, was recently awarded the Mercatus Center’s Adam Smith Fellowship. The Adam Smith Fellowship is a one-year program for doctoral students from any university and discipline who are interested in political economy. Her research interests include business-state relations, corruption, and the rule of law with a geographic focus on Russia…

Research Spotlight: Jesuits in Qing China

In a special collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences, this week’s Research Spotlight features a graduate student from the FSU Department of History. I am currently working on a conference paper about Jesuits in Qing China. Jesuit missionaries began to routinely visit China since the 16th century, seeking to spread Catholicism in the…

Award Spotlight: COSSPP Graduate Student Receives Oksar Morgenstern Fellowship

Political science Ph.D. candidate, Anastasiia Vlasenko, was recently awarded the Mercatus Center’s Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship. The Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship is a one-year program for doctoral students from any university and discipline who are interested in political economy. Her research interests include electoral politics and democratization, with a specialization in politics of Ukraine and Russia. She…