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. “Global banking and the spillovers from political shocks at the core of the world economy” by Dr. Raphael Cunha In his recent article, Dr. Cunha examines…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Ana Villamizar

What have you been up to since you graduated? (Applying to/attending graduate school, working a job, etc.) I have been in Kansas since then working as a research intern at The Land Institute. This position has been insightful on how much our agricultural system has a role in our society, and engaging in the local…

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. “Recognizing International Status: A Relational Approach” by Dr. Marina Duque In her recent article, Dr. Duque looks at how different countries achieve status. She argues 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. “Planning and LGBTQ Communities: The Need for Inclusive Queer Space” by Petra Doan In her recent book, Dr. Doan discusses safe neighborhoods for the LGBT community….

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 Conditional Nature of Political Risk: How Home Institutions Influence the Location of Foreign Direct Investment” by Dr. Quintin Beazer and Daniel J. Blake In his…

Award Spotlight: Planning lab awarded state grant for disaster mitigation

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) has received an award of $348,898 through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Rebuild Florida General Planning Support Program. Governor Ron DeSantis announced January 8 that nearly $20 million has been awarded to 37 counties, municipalities, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations through the program, which provides funding to develop or…

Research Award Spotlight: COSSPP Faculty Win McKnight Fellowships

Two faculty members of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy are among the six Florida State University assistant professors receiving the Florida Education Fund’s (FEF) McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship, a program that promotes excellence in teaching and research by underrepresented minorities and women. Under the program, Assistant Professor of Economics Mackenzie Alston and…

Research Spotlight: Protecting Mom-and-Pop Stores

We often come across stories of locally-cherished mom-and-pop stores competing with chain stores and online retailers and eventually going out of business. Advocates of mom-and-pop stores tout these businesses as local institutions that sustain community life while adding a unique charm to the local business districts. However, when it comes to protecting mom-and-pop stores, experts…