SPA’s faculty is concerned with researching the big questions and hard problems facing public affairs, and then translating their findings to the public through the media. Explore SPA Innovates!
Research: “The Effect of Local Industrial Pollution on Students and Schools,” The Journal of Human Resources.
Translation (read): “Pollution is Bad for Your Health. It’s also Bad for Schools, Two Recent Studies Show.” Chalkbeat, Feb. 25, 2019.
Translation (watch): "One of the nation's largest school districts is closing some schools early due to lack of air conditioning," CBS News.
Research: Climate Change, Science, and the Politics of Shared Sacrifice, Oxford University Press
Translation (watch): BBC World News Interview with Todd Eisenstadt
Research: "How Do Mass Shootings Affect Community Wellbeing?," National Bureau of Economic Research.
Translation (read): "Mass Shootings In The United States: Population Health Impacts And Policy Levers", HealthAffairs.
Research: "In utero exposure to the Great Depression is reflected in late-life epigenetic aging signatures," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
Translation (read): "If your mother was pregnant during the Great Depression, years might have been taken off your life by the economy, study says", Fortune
Research: "Engagement in Subversive Online Activity Predicts Susceptibility to Persuasion by Far-Right Extremist Propaganda," Sage Journals
Translation (read): "America's Epidemic of Hate: Stopping Mass Shootings Requires Combating Online Extremism," Foreign Affairs
Research: Terror in Transition: Leadership and Succession in Terrorist Organizations, Columbia University Press
Translation (read): "The Importance of Terrorist Founders and the Role of Safe Havens," Lawfare
Translation (read): "What's Next For Al-Qaeda?" Modern War Institute
Research: Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality, 2nd Edition, Russel Sage Foundation
Translation (watch): Think Tank with Steve Adubato
Translation (read): "States with the Most Underprivileged Children," Wallethub
Research: "Teacher accountability reforms and the supply and quality of new teachers," Journal of Public Economics
Translation (read): "There's a Reason There Aren't Enough Teachers in America. Many Reasons, Actually." New York Times
Research: "Teacher Expectations Matter," MIT Press Direct
Translation (read): "Teachers who expect their students to succeed are a gift," New York Daily News
Research: "Socioeconomic Segregation and School Choice in American Public Schools," Sage Journals
Translation: "Segregation by Income Increasing in Classrooms, New Study Finds, May Reflect Influence of Wealthy Parents," The74
Research: Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappucino City, The University of Chicago Press
Translation (read): "'Black branding' - how a D.C. neighborhood was marketed to white millennials," The Washington Post
Translation (read): "Derek Hyra and the Trouble With the Trouble With Gentrification," Washingtonian