Welcome to Central Florida SSN

About the chapter

The Central Florida SSN chapter launched in 2017 to build more connections between local scholars, civic leaders, policymakers, and journalists. Our members are particularly interested in immigration policy, environmental policy, health care, poverty, and current trends in race and ethnic inequality.

Leaders
Professor of Sociology, University of South Florida
Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of South Florida
Members
Assistant Professor of History and Health Policy & Management, Florida International University
Professor of Political Science, University of Florida
PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of South Florida
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Miami
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, and Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Florida
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Eckerd College
Executive Director of the Claude Pepper Center, and Scholar in Residence of The Claude Pepper Foundation, Inc., Florida State University
Associate Professor of Sociology, Florida State University
Professor of Political Science, University of Florida
Associate Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law

Latest Briefs

The Evolution of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Jessica L. Adler

The New Challenges Facing Young Undocumented Immigrants

  • Elizabeth Aranda

Discrimination as an Obstacle to Wellbeing for Transgender Americans

  • Lisa R. Miller
  • Eric Anthony Grollman

Latest in the News

Daniel A. Smith quoted on Democratic congressional races in Zac Anderson, "Sarasota Congressional Race Shows Democratic Enthusiasm Has Its Limits" Sarasota Herald-Tribune, May 5, 2018.
"Rick Scott Wants Term Limits for Congress. Does He Have a Chance, and What Would They Fix?," Daniel A. Smith, Interview with Ryan Dailey, WFSU Public Media, May 4, 2018.
Guest to discuss campaign finance law on KPPC's Air Talk with Larry Mantle, Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, May 3, 2018.
Daniel A. Smith quoted on Democratic voters in Philip Bump, "In Most States, Democrats are Making Big Gains Relative to 2016. Not in Florida." The Washington Post, May 2, 2018.
"3 Reasons Why Teachers are Striking Right Now," Deana A. Rohlinger, The Conversation, April 26, 2018.

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