College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

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 […]

Early career faculty win prestigious NSF award

Three Florida State University faculty members have received the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for significant early career achievements in research and teaching.   The CAREER award is one of the most prestigious awards granted to junior faculty by the NSF. It supports scholars in the early stages of their careers and helps them […]

FSU expert available to comment on sociological aspect of ‘Tiger King’

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, viewers worldwide have become captivated by the hit Netflix mini docuseries “Tiger King.” To help understand the sociological aspect of the series, an FSU professor of sociology is available to comment on the allure of the show and why a public interest fosters community during this time. Deana Rohlinger, professor of sociology, College […]

FSU students help St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge plan for its future

For the first time in 13 years, officials at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge are updating their comprehensive plan. Once completed, the plan will serve as a blueprint for preserving the refuge while accommodating the 250,000 visitors it attracts annually. As they tackle this dual challenge of tourism and conservation, officials at St. Marks are […]

FSU expert available to comment on psychological effects of social isolation during COVID-19 pandemic

Millions of Americans are staying home to “flatten the curve” of coronavirus cases. Among those avoiding other people are many older Americans, whose age puts them at a greater risk of serious complications from a COVID-19 infection. That isolation — for seniors and for everyone else — can bring loneliness and frustration. A Florida State […]

FSU Libraries announces winner of Alumni Award for Distinguished Writing

Branko Milanovic, a Serbian-American economist best known for his work on income distribution and inequality, has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Writing. Milanovic will receive the award from Florida State University Libraries in conjunction with delivering the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy’s Broad Lecture on International […]

FSU experts available to discuss coronavirus

A new strain of coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China, has prompted a massive public health effort to contain the pathogen and treat patients. These Florida State University experts are available to comment on coronavirus and the public health challenges it presents. Alan Rowan, teaching professor, Public Health Program (850) 645-8741; arowan@fsu.edu Rowan […]