Tallahassee should not boost minimum wage quicker than state mandate

This post first appeared in the Tallahassee Democrat. The consequences for local governments from implementing Florida’s constitutionally mandated $15 minimum wage are now being felt at the local levels. But if the budgetary direction and logic unfolding in Tallahassee is any indication, Florida taxpayers are on a rough road. The constitutional amendment requires local governments…

Honors Thesis Spotlight: Economic Globalization and Within-Country Income Inequality

Economic globalization is an opportunity to exchange culture, resources, and wealth, while other disciplines see it as an exchange of self and even an exchange of order. Additionally, economic globalization can be perceived as a “zero-sum game,” with only winners and losers. The primary debate surrounding this topic is that economic globalization will increase a…

Talking to Teachers: Interview with Award Winning Teacher Dr. Na’ama Nagar

Associate Dean Deana Rohlinger talks with Dr. Na’ama Nagar, teaching faculty in the Department of Political Science and the International Affairs program. Nagar received a 2021 College of Social Sciences and Public Policy Teaching Award. In this interview, Dr. Nagar talks how she challenges her students to think critically about Middle East politics and talks…

Meet a Social Scientist: Dr. Doan from Urban and Regional Planning

What is your name?Dr. Petra Doan. What kind of work do you do in the College?I am a professor and PhD Director in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University. I teach, do research and engage in service in the department, profession and community. Why did you decide to become an…

Research Spotlight: Interview with Dr. Katrinell Davis about Tainted Tap

Dr. Deana Rohlinger, the Associate Dean of faculty development and Community Engagement, interviews Dr. Katrinell Davis about her new book, Tainted Tap, which critically examines the ongoing Flint water crisis. Rohlinger talks to Davis about growing up poor in Flint, doing community based research, and why the water crisis in Flint could happen in other…

Meet a Social Scientist: Dr. Staley from the DeVoe Moore Center.

What is your name? Dr. Samuel R. Staley. What kind of work do you do in the College?I am the Director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University. In addition to my responsibilities providing strategic direction and supervision of center operations and programs, I teach advanced undergraduate and professional masters courses in social…