Award Spotlight: COSSPP Graduate Student Receives Oksar Morgenstern Fellowship

Political science Ph.D. candidate, Anastasiia Vlasenko, was recently awarded the Mercatus Center’s Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship. The Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship is a one-year program for doctoral students from any university and discipline who are interested in political economy. Her research interests include electoral politics and democratization, with a specialization in politics of Ukraine and Russia. She…

Graduate Student Spotlight: Kyle Rose from the Department of Sociology

What department are you a graduate student in?  My name is Kyle Rose. I am a graduate student in the Sociology department here at Florida State University. Why did you decide to go to graduate school? I decided to go to graduate school when I was completing my undergraduate and read my professor’s book on…

Halloween 2021: Go Big and, then, Forget About It

I have always loved Halloween. I grew up in a rural part of central Ohio and October meant changing leaves, pumpkin festivals, and trips to the haunted house. I spent hours helping my mom decorate, stringing lights on bushes and hanging skeletons from every tree branch I could reach. While I loved trick-or-treating, I had…