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. “Land Preservation Under the Transfer of Development Rights Program” by Dr. Kerry Fang In her recent article, Dr. Fang examines the success of transfer of development…

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…

Research Spotlight: Every Man is Now in the Market: Commercialization and Christianity in Medieval Liguria, 1250-1300

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. In my master’s thesis, “Every Man is Now in the Market: Commercialization and Christianity in Medieval Liguria, 1250-1300” I discussed the close positive relationship between the piety and charity of…

Meet Social Science Scholar Guisella Cruz

With the generosity of the Social Science Scholars Program, this past summer I had the privilege of immersing myself in research assessing the consequences of image-based sexual abuse on BIPOC youth. I conducted this research with Dr. Brendan Lantz & Dr. Marin Wenger at the College of Criminology and have been able to learn from…

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. “Global banking and the spillovers from political shocks at the core of the world economy” by Dr. Raphael Cunha In his recent article, Dr. Cunha examines…

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…

Meet Social Science Scholar Fabian Valentin

Despite the pandemic, I pursued three opportunities this summer focused on my interests of human rights, economic policy, and the law. From May to August, I interned at the Law Office of Roger L. Weeden – a criminal defense attorney with 42 years of experience. In June, I participated in the month-long Donald J. Weidner…