College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

Symposium highlights hip hop culture’s social impact

More than simply a style of music and fashion, hip hop is a phenomenon with broad social and cultural impact. Florida State University’s Department of Sociology in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy will highlight and examine the genre in an upcoming symposium.  “Hip Hop Is Life” will bring together educators, cultural critics, […]

Political scholar, distinguished alum to speak at FSU

Florida State University alumnus Susan MacManus, a political science professor at the University of South Florida (USF) and a frequent national media commentator will return to her alma mater to share her expertise on elections and campaigns. Her talk, “2016: An Election Like No Other,” will focus on how reaching voters has changed significantly in […]

FSU panel to feature former child slave and activist

Brigitte Perenyi, a young woman who was taken from her parents to be a “trokosi” — the child slave of a priest — in rural Ghana, will be part of a panel at Florida State University discussing child slavery. The panel, “Wife of the Gods: From Child Slave to International Human Rights Activist,” will also […]

FSU faculty to engage community with new ‘Policy Pub’ series

Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy is launching a new event series that puts the “public” in public policy and the “social” in social sciences. Beginning in mid-September, Policy Pub will bring Tallahassee residents and college faculty together in a relaxed social environment to dialogue about key public policy issues. Policy […]