Honors Thesis Spotlight: Second-Generation Terrorism: A Phenomenon

Terrorism has proven itself to be a worsening plight, and it continues to broaden world political unrest. Through violence and chaos, terrorism is most often used as a tool to control global political opinions and manipulate social and political processes. After the Al-Qaeda attacks of 2001 on the United States that shook the nation, terrorism…

Research Spotlight: The Impact of COVID-19 on Firefighters

When people think of public servants, they traditionally think about police officers, teachers, and counselors. Each public servant represents a unique and valued member of society. Yet, firefighters do not always come to mind as public servants even though they are one of the most essential professionals in American society. 2020 data indicates that a…

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. “Using social security number to identify sub-populations vulnerable to the health impacts from extreme heat in Florida, U.S.” by Dr. Christopher Uejio In his recent article,…

Research Spotlight: Abortion rights protests have been peaceful. Will that change?

This post originally appeared in the Washington Post. Outraged by the leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion suggesting that Roe v. Wade will soon be overturned, elected Democrats from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), to California Gov. Gavin Newsom, to scores in between have been denouncing the move. Meanwhile, thousands of protesters have gathered in front of the Supreme Court and courthouses across the…

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 limits of liberal recognition: Racial capitalism, settler colonialism, and environmental governance in Vancouver and Atlanta” by Dr. Tyler McCreary In his recent article, Dr. McCreary…

Honors Thesis Spotlight: Analyzing the Effect of Trust on Voter Decision to Vote By Mail: Data Collection From the 2020 Presidential Election

Analyzing trust within politics is usually measured through trust in the government, but the goal of this research is to evaluate individual government figures. Trust within the government was centered around individual trust by examining rhetoric and utilizing the Receiving-Accept-Sample Model. Specifically, the relationship is studied through the voters’ trust in Donald Trump by voting…