Research

FSU Research Team Wins Environmental Protection Agency Grant to Advance Southeast Florida Action on Climate Change

A Florida State University research team received a nearly quarter-million-dollar grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to help Southeast Florida advance local action on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

2023-2024 COSSPP Faculty Grant Awards Roundup

Congratulations to the FSU College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP) faculty and graduate students who secured a grant award over the past year. They received awards from diverse funders, such as the Florida Department of Transportation, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration from April 1, 2023, […]

DeVoe L. Moore Center Director of Research Receives Honors Thesis Mentor Award  

Florida State University’s Honors in the Major Program recognized Crystal Taylor, Ph.D., AICP, with the 2024 Honors Thesis Mentor Award for excellence in directing and advising her undergraduate students in their honors theses. 

COSSPP Student Places Third at the Association of Private Enterprise Education 2024 Undergraduate Research Competition

COSSPP Student Camila Aponte (Political Science and International Affairs ’24) placed 3rd out of 29 presentations at the Association of Private Enterprise 2024 Education Undergraduate Research Competition, representing 12 universities and colleges. The DeVoe L. Moore Center had four students presenting in the competition. 

COSSPP Research Team Awarded Grant by Social Security Administration (SSA)

A Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP) and Florida A&M University (FAMU) research team was awarded a grant from the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) for the project Race Disparities and Consequences of Cancer Diagnosis on Pre-Retirement Work Disruption.   This grant is funded by the Retirement and Disability Research Consortium […]

Research Spotlight: “Racial Slurs by Police and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms: Intrusive Policing and Perceived Injustice”

Michael McFarland, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology at Florida State University, was the lead author of “Racial Slurs by Police and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms: Intrusive Policing and Perceived Injustice” published in the Journal of Urban Health, alongside Kyleigh Moniz, a Ph.D. Sociology Student at FSU; Cheryl McFarland, Ph.D.; and Lauren Manley, M.S. The following summary was written by Anya Finley (B.S. Political Science and Philosophy ’25).

Research Spotlight: “Militarized State-building Interventions and the Survival of Fragile States”

Kelly Matush, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science, co-authored her thesis “Militarized State-building Interventions and the Survival of Fragile States” alongside David A. Lake, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, which explores the variation in the stability of nations which experience militarized state-building interventions.

Research Spotlight: “Understanding Changes in Spatial Accessibility to Restaurants During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Disentangling Closures, Inequity, Neighborhood, and Transportation Mode”

Researchers from FSU’s Department of Geography and the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering published “Understanding Changes in Spatial Accessibility to Restaurants During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Disentangling Closures, Inequity, Neighborhood, and Transportation Mode” in the journal Geographical Analysis, which examines how restaurant closures during the COVID-19 pandemic impacted communities. The following summary was written by Jyana O’Donnell (B.A. Editing, Writing, Media ‘26)