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
  • Law & Courts
  • Immigration
California State University San Marcos
  • Reproductive Health
  • Science & Technology
  • Economy
  • Health Care
Duke University
  • Democracy & Governance
James Madison University
  • Education
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Gender & Sexuality
University of Virginia
  • Education
College of William and Mary
  • Criminal Justice
  • Foreign Policy & Security
The College of New Jersey
  • Civic Engagement
  • Democracy & Governance
University of Virginia
  • Immigration
  • Labor
  • Criminal Justice
Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Civic Engagement
  • Public Health
Washington and Lee University
  • Education
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Immigration
University of Richmond
  • Children & Families
University of Virginia
  • Law & Courts
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Civic Engagement
  • Democracy & Governance
Washington and Lee University

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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