sociology

Florida State University Honors 37 COSSPP Student Leaders through Torchbearer 100 Program

The Division of Student Affairs at Florida State University proudly honored the 2024 inductee class for the Torchbearer 100 program during a celebration on April 15 at the FSU Student Union. Of the entire inductee class, 37 COSSPP students were among them. The Torchbearer 100 program is a longstanding tradition which recognizes a diverse group of 100 undergraduate students who have shown exceptional leadership and achievement during their collegiate careers.

Research Spotlight: “Are Rural Areas Holdouts in the Second Demographic Transition? Evidence from Canada and the United States”  

Matthew Brooks, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology at Florida State University, co-authored “Are Rural Areas Holdouts in the Second Demographic Transition? Evidence From Canada and the United States,” published in the journal Demography. Dr. Brooks worked alongside Shelley Clark, Ph.D., a Professor of Sociology at McGill University; Rachel Margolis, Ph.D., a Professor of Sociology at Western University; and Ann-Marie Helou, a doctoral student at McGill University. The following summary was written by Anya Finley (B.S. Political Science and Philosophy ’25).  

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 […]