Welcome to Bay Area SSN

About the chapter

Bay Area SSN was launched in 2010, bringing together an engaged, interdisciplinary group of scholars from across the region. Drawing on the research of local participants, SSN members from other regions, and invited guests, we seek to contribute to more effective public policy and enhanced citizen engagement. Among particular areas of interest are poverty and inequality, immigration, and the quality of governance at the local, state and national level.

University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Berkeley
Stanford University
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Berkeley
Stanford University
Stanford University
San Francisco State University
St. Mary's College of California
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Merced

Latest Briefs

How Local Policies Create and Enforce Segregation

  • Jessica Luce Trounstine

Why Public Transit Helps Young People Get Work

  • Anna Lunn
  • Christof Brandtner
  • Cristobal Young

Why Today's Policy Action is Mostly at the State Level

  • Jacob M. Grumbach

Latest in the News

"If Supreme Court Ends Affirmative Action, California Shows How to Move Forward," Jamal Mazyck, The Sacramento Bee, September 21, 2018.
"Our Trading Relationship with Mexico is Broken. The New NAFTA Won't Fix It.," Harley Shaiken (with Sandy Levin), Detroit Free Press, December 7, 2018.
"When Women are Denied an Abortion, their Children Fare Worse than Peers," Diana Greene Foster, STAT, December 5, 2018.
"Can Trump Stop GM From Shutting Down Four U.S. Plants?," Harley Shaiken, Interview with Don Gonyea, NPR, November 27, 2018.
Jessica Luce Trounstine's research on unequal representation in government discussed in Seth Masket, "Ferguson is a Serious Outlier," Pacific Standard, January 18, 2014.

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