Welcome to Confluence SSN


Approval Voting in St. Louis

About the chapter

Confluence SSN is composed of dedicated scholars from Missouri, southern Illinois, and Kansas looking to enact positive change through policy work in the American Midwest and Upper South. Confluence SSN was founded in 2013 and would like to welcome as many Confluence-area colleagues as they can.

  • Civic Engagement
University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Science & Technology
University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Immigration
  • Democracy & Governance
  • Race & Ethnicity
University of Missouri-St Louis
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Labor
Washington University in St. Louis

Latest Contributions

How Inequality and Politics Influence Government Responses to Natural Disasters

  • Fernando Tormos
  • Gustavo García-López
  • Mary Angelica Painter

St. Louis Public Schools in Peril

  • Damen Alexander

How Online Social Networking Helps Draw Young Americans into Political Participation

  • Kenneth W. Moffett
  • Laurie L. Rice

Latest in the News

Richard Rosenfeld quoted on the murder rate at the end of June was on average 37 percent higher than it was at the end of May, "Texas Has Too Many Cases to Reopen, Governor Warns" The New York Times, August 11, 2020.
David C. Kimball quoted on the intricacies of RCV by Alan Greenblatt, "Voting Problems Open the Door to Election Alternatives" Governing, February 5, 2020.
Jake Rosenfeld quoted on labor conflicts about worker classification by Rachel Cohen, "Ending GM's Two-Tiered Labor System Is UAW Members' Top Demand - and Part of a Bigger Fight Against Worker Misclassification" The Intercept, September 26, 2019.
Mary Angelica Painter's research on traffic congestion in American cities discussed by Adam McCann, "Best & Worst Cities to Drive in," WalletHub, September 3, 2019.
Jake Rosenfeld quoted on increase in support of unions by Dylan Scott, "The Catch-22 for Labor Unions Enjoying Newfound Public Support" Vox, August 28, 2019.

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