Welcome to Iowa SSN

About the chapter

Iowa SSN seeks to include scholars from a wide range of disciplines and organize around a variety of topics, including – at least every four years – their “first in the nation” status in the Presidential primaries. Iowa SSN is particularly interested in strengthening public engagement by partnering with local civic organizations. 

Latest Briefs

Reproductive Freedom along the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

  • Lina-Maria Murillo

How Family Experiences During Adolescence Influence Americans' Attitudes about Abortion

    Julianna Pacheco , Rebecca Kreitzer

How Universities Can Better Support Student Caregivers

    Lisa Polakowski Schumacher

Latest in the News

David E. Frisvold's research on economic trends discussed in Jillian Berman, "One Reason You May Not See Teens Flipping Burgers or Lifeguarding This Summer," MarketWatch, June 7, 2018.
Colin Gordon quoted in Hanna Holthauys, "Kirkwood and Meacham Park Residents Still Feel Separate 10 Years after Shooting" Webster Journal, March 21, 2018.
Guest to discuss college students' growing struggle to pay for all college-related expenses on Here & Now, Wisconsin Public Television, Katharine Broton, February 5, 2016.
"Ferguson Protests: How Did We Get Here?," Colin Gordon, Bloomberg, August 15, 2014.
"States of Recession," Colin Gordon, CEPR, August 22, 2013.

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