Welcome to Boston SSN

About the chapter

Boston SSN brings together scholars from a broad range of policy fields at Harvard, MIT, the University of Massachusetts Boston, Tufts, and other Boston area universities. Members are particularly interested in strategies to address rising economic inequality, strengthen the integrity of American democracy, and ensure the successful implementation of health care reform. Other interests include the challenges faced by low-income mothers, the consequences of the prison boom, environmental policy, immigration policy, and school reform.

Leaders
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Civic Engagement
  • Inequality
  • Housing
Salem State University
  • Civic Engagement
Fitchburg State University
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Education
Tufts University
Members
  • Civic Engagement
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Law & Courts
  • Reproductive Health
Smith College
  • Media & Public Opinion
  • Race & Ethnicity
Mount Holyoke College
  • Immigration
Harvard University
  • Law & Courts
  • Criminal Justice
  • Science & Technology
Suffolk University
  • Civic Engagement
  • Inequality
University of Arizona
  • Civic Engagement
  • Democracy & Governance
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Economy
  • Labor
University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Media & Public Opinion
  • Civic Engagement
  • Public Health
Tufts University
  • Children & Families
  • Inequality
  • Housing
University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Children & Families
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Education
Tufts University
  • Civic Engagement
  • Media & Public Opinion
Clark University
  • Health Care
  • Public Health
  • Criminal Justice
Bentley University

Latest Contributions

Could a Truth Commission Unite America

  • Gloria Ayee

The Change Higher Education Needs Today

  • M. Gabriela Torres

If Abortion Is Banned in Ohio, Seekers Would Have To Drive 157 to 269 Miles

  • Payal Chakraborty
  • Danielle Bessett

Refugee Resettlement Should Look Beyond First Job Placements

  • Anna Nicole Kreisberg
  • Els de Graauw
  • Shannon Gleeson

Latest in the News

"Biden Trip to Saudi Arabia Shows Fossil Fuel Dependence Is a Recipe for Misery," James K. Boyce, Opinion, USA Today, June 17, 2022.
"Funding Urban Climate Justice," Joan Fitzgerald, Planetizen, June 7, 2022.
"College Admission Pressures Lead to Ethnic Tensions in Affluent Suburbs," Natasha Warikoo, Politics, Teen Vogue, May 18, 2022.
Payal Chakraborty quoted by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman, "Ohio Research: Post-Roe Scenario Would Increase Travel for Abortion Care" Public News Service, May 14, 2022.
"The Change Higher Education Needs Today," M. Gabriela Torres (with Irene Mata and Melva TreviƱo), Inside Higher Ed, May 13, 2022.

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