Welcome to Boston SSN

About the chapter

Boston SSN brings together scholars from a broad range of policy fields at Harvard, MIT, the University of Massachusetts Boston, Tufts, and other Boston area universities. Members are particularly interested in strategies to address rising economic inequality, strengthen the integrity of American democracy, and ensure the successful implementation of health care reform. Other interests include the challenges faced by low-income mothers, the consequences of the prison boom, environmental policy, immigration policy, and school reform.

Leaders
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Civic Engagement
  • Inequality
  • Housing
Salem State University
  • Civic Engagement
Fitchburg State University
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Education
Tufts University
Members
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Education
Harvard University
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Public Health
Brown University
  • Civic Engagement
  • Democracy & Governance
University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Children & Families
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Inequality
  • Labor
University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Environment & Energy
Harvard University
  • Democracy & Governance
  • Science & Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Brookings Institution
  • Media & Public Opinion
  • Civic Engagement
  • Environment & Energy
Harvard University
  • Inequality
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Public Health
  • Children & Families
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Education
  • Economy
  • Children & Families
University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Race & Ethnicity
Harvard University
  • Economy
  • Gender & Sexuality
University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Economy
  • Foreign Policy & Security
Northeastern University

Latest Contributions

Op-Ed: Abortion Ban ‘Exceptions’ Cannot Protect Life

  • Jocelyn Viterna

Could a Truth Commission Unite America

  • Gloria Ayee

The Change Higher Education Needs Today

  • Irene Mata
  • M. Gabriela Torres

If Abortion Is Banned in Ohio, Seekers Would Have To Drive 157 to 269 Miles

  • Payal Chakraborty
  • Danielle Bessett

Refugee Resettlement Should Look Beyond First Job Placements

  • Anna Nicole Kreisberg
  • Els de Graauw
  • Shannon Gleeson

Latest in the News

"A New Women’s Prison Is Not the Answer," Susan Sered, CommonWealth, July 11, 2022.
Jocelyn Viterna quoted by Leila Miller, "An Unreliable 400-Year-Old Test Is Sending Mothers to Prison for Killing Their Newborns" Los Angeles Times, June 23, 2022.
"Biden Trip to Saudi Arabia Shows Fossil Fuel Dependence Is a Recipe for Misery," James K. Boyce, Opinion, USA Today, June 17, 2022.
Jocelyn Viterna quoted by Luis Andres and Jessie Wardar, "In Their Words: Salvadoran Women Jailed Under Abortion Ban" AP News, June 10, 2022.
"Funding Urban Climate Justice," Joan Fitzgerald, Planetizen, June 7, 2022.

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