College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

FSU experts available for context after Chauvin verdict

Florida State University has experts available to offer context on topics related to the Derek Chauvin trial and verdict. POLICING AND POLICE REFORM Emma E. Fridel, assistant professor, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice (201) 452-0384; efridel@fsu.edu Fridel researches violence and aggression with a focus on homicide, including school violence, homicide-suicide, serial and mass murder […]

FSU experts available to reflect on past year of COVID-19 pandemic

In the early days of March, COVID-19 cases were shutting down Europe and starting to spread throughout the United States. And on March 11, the World Health Organization officially classified the virus as a pandemic.  Thus far, COVID-19 has killed more than 2.5 million people worldwide and touched every aspect of society – education, employment, personal […]

FSU researcher investigates whether city investments in green space help human health

A new NASA grant is facilitating a four-year Florida State University project to investigate whether city investments in green space helps lower temperatures and thus reduce heat-related health problems. Associate Professor of Geography Chris Uejio received $400,000 from NASA to look at New York City’s investments in green space infrastructure and the effects of that investment. “Due to how we construct our cities, these areas […]

FSU experts available to comment on extreme weather, link to climate change

As many areas of the country grapple with extreme winter weather, scientists are  examining the root causes of these conditions.   Florida State University experts are available to provide context for these news stories.  Brad Johnson, Department of Geography, College of Social Sciences and Public Policy  Bdjohnson@fsu.edu  Johnson is an assistant professor of geography whose research focuses […]

Matthew Singer

Graduate student Matthew Singer always knew serving others would be his mission in life. Florida State University’s College of Social Sciences and Public Policy is helping pave the way for him to be the advocate he is destined to become. The FSU campus landscape was love at first sight for Singer. From the patterned brick buildings to the canopy trees on his first visit, […]

FSU experts available to discuss police reform

With the Biden administration embarking on its first 100 days in office, the new president has promised to make police reform a part of his agenda. Police reform became a major issue during the 2020 presidential campaign after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis last May and subsequent protests. […]

FSU experts available to comment on first female vice president of the United States

When she is sworn in next month, Kamala Harris will become the first woman to serve as vice president of the United States. Harris has a long political career, having served as district attorney of San Francisco, attorney general of California and a U.S. senator before this position. Florida State University faculty members are available […]

Florida State University launches new nonpartisan Institute of Politics

Florida State University announced Thursday the launch of its new Institute of Politics (IOP@FSU), a nonpartisan, world-class home for civic engagement and research, which will showcase the role of politics in improving the lives of Americans. Housed within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, the IOP@FSU will feature applied political research by a cadre of world-class scholars, curricular initiatives aimed at […]

Policy pub returns with virtual ‘Pubinars’ for Fall

Florida State University’s College of Social Sciences and Public Policy will relaunch its popular Policy Pub series in a virtual format this October due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since 2016, the Policy Pub series has hosted the college’s scholars for brief, plain-language talks about vital issues and policy decisions that directly impact people’s lives. Pub-goers […]

FSU experts available for coverage of 19th Amendment anniversary

After decades of activism and political struggle, the 19th Amendment was adopted 100 years ago this month. The new amendment supplanted state-by-state suffrage laws and gave women across America the right to vote. Florida State University experts are available to speak about the history of women’s suffrage as well as contemporary issues related to women, […]

FSU celebrates largest cohort of McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowships in recent history

Six Florida State University assistant professors have received the Florida Education Fund’s (FEF) McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship. It is the largest cohort of FSU McKnight Fellows to date. The FEF’s McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship Program promotes excellence in teaching and research by underrepresented minorities and women. Fellows receive a one-year sabbatical to engage in research […]