Welcome to Texas SSN

2017-2018 Events

About the chapter

Texas SSN formed in 2014 to unite scholars across the Lone Star State in working toward creating and implementing better public policy for all. Members hail from the University of Houston, Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M, and the University of Texas at Austin and El Paso -- and more are on the way. Texas SSN scholars are engaged in a wide range of research and civic activities, from health reform implementation to education policy to immigration law.

Leaders
Pauline Yelderman Endowed Chair & Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Houston
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Houston
Members
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Health & Nutrition, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Studies, University of Houston
Executive Director, Faith in Texas and Senior Consultant, PICO National Network
PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
Associate Project Manager, Texas Policy Evaluation Project, University of Texas at Austin
Associate Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin
Associate Professor of Political Science, Baylor University
Associate Professor of Political Science, Texas A&M University
Professor of Political Science, Texas Christian University
Professor of Sociology, Centennial Commission Professor in the Liberal Arts, and Director of the Population Health Initiative, University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor of Communication, University of Texas at San Antonio
Professor of Anthropology, Endowed Professor of Border Trade Issues, University of Texas at El Paso; and Director, Center for Interamerican and Border Studies
Faculty Research Associate, Research Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin
Associate Professor of Sociology, Southern Methodist University
Professor and Academic Director. the Washington DC Center for the LBJ School, University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Texas A&M University
PhD Candidate in Political Science, University of Houston
Professor of Economics, Texas A&M University
Professor of Psychological Sciences and Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, Rice University
Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
Professor of Sociology and Faculty Research Associate, University of Texas at Austin
Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Research Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M University
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rice University
Mike Hogg Professor of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin
PhD Candidate in Sociology, Rice University
Texas SSN Graduate Fellow 2018-2019; PhD Candidate in Political Science, University of Houston

Latest Briefs

How the World's Largest Database of Social Science Research Can Inform Policymaking

    Frankie J. Weinberg
  • Frederick Louis Oswald
  • Frank Bosco

New Research on U.S. Women Who Seek Abortion Care Online

    Kathleen Broussard , Abigail R.A. Aiken

How the 2017 U.S.Tax Reform May Impact Charitable Giving

  • Jonathan Meer

Latest in the News

"Righting the Wrongs of Amazon HQ2," Nathan Jensen, CityLab, August 17, 2018.
"Public Employee Unions Evicted From Offices As Result Of Trump's Executive Orders," Donald F. Kettl, Interview with Brian Naylor, NPR, August 7, 2018.
"Why Do Politicians Push for Corporate Welfare?," Nathan Jensen, Interview with Matthew Mitchell, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, July 27, 2018.
Nathan Jensen's research on economic development discussed in Phil Lavelle. Nathan Jensen, "Why People are Moving to Some States and Not Others," CGTN, July 19, 2018.

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