Welcome to Virginia SSN

Chapter Spotlight

Virginia SSN Builds Trust in Elections at Local Level

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
  • Children & Families
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Reproductive Health
American University
  • Democracy & Governance
  • Economy
University of Virginia
  • Labor
Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Education
  • Inequality
  • 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
  • Criminal Justice
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Race & Ethnicity
Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Civic Engagement
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Democracy & Governance
James Madison University
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Science & Technology
Old Dominion University
  • Science & Technology
  • Economy
  • Environment & Energy
George Mason University
  • Civic Engagement
  • Democracy & Governance
Data Coalition

Latest Contributions

A Realistic Portrait of the Social Safety Net

    Christopher Howard

Jan. 6 Hearings Show a Democracy in Crisis. Civic Education Can Help.

  • Carah Lynn Ong Whaley

Using Daily Routines to Encourage Civic Engagement

  • Marcos Emilio Pérez

Latest In The News

"Democrats Aren’t Saying Much About Reducing Poverty and Unemployment. Why?," Christopher Howard, Monkey Cage/Analysis, The Washington Post, October 27, 2022.
Interview on Why Charity Will Never Be Enough To Address Poverty Christopher Howard, NPR Radio Station (KERA) Dallas, October 24, 2022.
"Reducing Child Poverty Shows Promising Trends," Christopher Howard, Opinion, The Virginian-Pilot, September 27, 2022.
"Workhorses, Not Show Horses: Five Ways To Promote Effective Lawmaking in Congress," Craig Volden (with Alan E. Wiseman), Politics + Society, The Conversation, August 29, 2022.
Guest to discuss Johnny Depp Back on the Stand on Today, Jamie Abrams, May 23, 2022.

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