Research Spotlight: Did Elite Discourse Shape Public Debate after the Parkland Shooting?

Social scientists have long been interested in political claimsmaking and, more specifically, what ideas influence how individuals think and talk about political issues. However, understanding the potential influence of political actors on individual claimsmaking is complicated for a couple of reasons. First, our contemporary media system is complicated and, consequently, it can be difficult to…

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. “A Marvelous Machine: Creative Approaches to Securing Funding and Building Public Support for Streetcar Projects in Four U.S. Cities” by Dr. Jeff Brown In his recent…

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….

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. “Struggles and Strategies of Black Women Business Owners in the U.S.” by Dr. Paromita Sanyal In her recent article, Dr. Sanyal explores if Black women business…

Dissertation Spotlight: Not so Black and White: How Campus Racial Context Shapes the Experiences and Expectations of Queer Black Students

While racism has been studied extensively in higher education, the effects of heterosexism are severely understudied. Analyses of students of a racial minority, Black in particular, who identify as queer are near nonexistent. Furthermore, the researcher Tehquin D. Forbes states that to date, no scholarship compares the experiences of queer Black students who attend primarily…

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…