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. “Exploratory Analysis of Revealed Pedestrian Paths as Cues for Designing Pedestrian Infrastructure” by Dr. Christopher Coutts In his recent article, Dr. Coutts examines the desired paths…

Teaching Spotlight: Connecting Class Content with Data

Substantive, upper division classes in political science provide huge opportunities to connect substantive questions and themes with data to encourage greater data literacy, critical thinking, and understanding of the social science process.  For these reasons, I transformed my public opinion and political behavior course to one that focused on learning how to ask and answer…

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…