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. “Religious Involvement and Substance Use Among Urban Mothers” by Dr. Amy Burdette In her recent article, Dr. Burdette uses longitudinal data from the U.S. Fragile Families…

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…

Research Spotlight: How Will Elon Musk Change Social Media?

This article originally appeared in the Washington Post. There’s no shortage of hand-wringing over Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter. Journalists, progressives and the World Health Organization have sketched out disinformation dystopias that could emerge once Musk takes Twitter’s reins. One tool that Twitter uses to stop the spread of disinformation is banning users who tweet misleading information. Many fear that…

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 subjective life course framework: Integrating life course sociology with gerontological perspectives on subjective aging” by Dr. Anne Barrett In her recent article, Dr. Barrett studies…

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….