Welcome to Virginia SSN

About the chapter

The Virginia SSN Chapter was launched in 2021 to create a community of scholars to inform policymakers and journalists about research that can be applied to public discourse and policy decisions.  We work with scholars from higher education institutions across Virginia and believe that a more informed citizenry and more informed policy making improves policy outcomes for our communities and our state. 

Leaders
  • Democracy & Governance
James Madison University
  • Democracy & Governance
  • Education
Bridgewater College
Members
  • Democracy & Governance
  • Economy
University of Virginia
  • Labor
Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Education
  • Race & Ethnicity
University of Virginia-Main Campus
  • Democracy & Governance
  • Economy
University of Virginia
  • Public Health
  • Environment & Energy
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Religion & Values
  • Labor
University of Virginia
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Criminal Justice
  • Public Health
  • Gender & Sexuality
Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Science & Technology
Old Dominion University
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Health Care
  • Public Health
University of Richmond
  • Civic Engagement
  • Democracy & Governance
Data Coalition
  • Civic Engagement
  • Education
  • Inequality
University of Virginia
  • Inequality
  • Health Care
  • Economy
College of William & Mary

Latest Contributions

Constitution Day and a Reflection on Voting Rights

  • Bobbi Gentry

Another Big "Terrorism" Bill is Not the Answer

  • Wesley S. McCann

Teacher Stress and Burnout in Urban Middle Schools

The Social Saftey Net Was Broken Before the Pandemic

    Christopher Howard

Latest In The News

Benjamin T. Blankenship quoted by Beth McMurtrie The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 5, 2020.
Guest to discuss Episode 36: Election Emotions & What We Can Do About Them on Democracy Matters/James Madison University, Benjamin T. Blankenship, October 9, 2020.
"Congress Needs to Fix Plenty of Things, but Not the Supreme Court," Mark Rush, Opinion, The Fulcrum, September 29, 2020.
"Congress – Not the Supreme Court – Is the Problem," Mark Rush, Mark Rush Column, The New York Times, September 29, 2020.
Bobbi Gentry quoted on the key to reaching across the aisle in local elections depends on a candidate’s ability to communicate shared values. by Calvin Pynn, "As City Voting Patterns Change, Two Council Candidates Face an Increasingly Difficult Task: Win As Non-Democrats" The Citizen, June 26, 2020.

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