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
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
Professor of Sociology, Florida State University
Professor of Political Science, University of Florida
Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law

Latest Briefs

Latest in the News

Daniel A. Smith's research on voter turnout in Florida discussed in Tim Craig. Daniel A. Smith, "‘The Obama Excitement’: Can Andrew Gillum Capture it in Florida?," The Washington Post, September 19, 2018.
Daniel A. Smith's research on vote-by-mail ballots discussed in A.G. Gancarski. Daniel A. Smith, "Rejected: Young Voters, Minorities Have Vote-By-Mail Trouble, ACLU Finds," Florida Politics, September 19, 2018.
Michael P. McDonald's research on youth voter turnout discussed in Paul Waldman. Michael P. McDonald, "Will President Trump’s Overconfidence Hold Down Republican Turnout in This Year’s Elections?," The Washington Post, August 20, 2018.
"With Attention Elsewhere, Healthcare for Millions Quietly Still at Risk," Heide Castañeda (with Jessica Mulligan and Mark Schuller), Huffpost, June 2, 2017.

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