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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, […]

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 professors earn NSF grant to study energy equity and energy poverty

Assistant Professor Xue Gao, Ph.D., and Associate Professor Tian Tang, Ph.D., have earned a grant from the National Science Foundation to study energy poverty and spur participation in energy efficiency programs meant to ease the burden of high utility bills.  

Research Spotlight: Gender and Respectability During the Famines That Ravaged Colonial India

In “Gender and Respectability During the Famines That Ravaged Colonial India: A Social and Cultural Analysis,” Maya Topiwala – a recent graduate of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy’s International Affairs undergraduate program – delves into how the influence of how British colonization in South Asia affected storytelling and language patterns of North Indian men and women during the famines of the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Research Spotlight: Does the Musk Twitter Takeover Matter? Political Influencers, Their Arguments, and the Quality of Information They Share

Florida State University Professor of Sociology Deana A. Rohlinger, Ph.D., along with FSU Ph.D. candidate in Sociology Kyle Rose, Sarah Warren, and Stuart Shulman, Ph.D., co-authored the article, “Does the Musk Twitter Takeover Matter? Political Influencers, Their Arguments, and the Quality of Information They Share,” to investigate if permanently suspending accounts on Twitter improved the information circulating about important political issues. 

Research Spotlight: Assessing the Role of Collectivism and Individualism on COVID-19 Beliefs and Behaviors in the Southeastern United States

Rachel Sparkman, Ph.D. candidate, worked with FSU faculty, including Associate Professor of Sociology Patricia Homan, Ph.D., on the paper “Assessing the role of collectivism and individualism on COVID-19 beliefs and behaviors in the Southeastern United States,” finding that people’s perceptions about COVID-19 and vaccine hesitancy are linked to cultural behaviors of individualism and collectivism.