The lab is about collaboration and learning from others and each other, so we bring renowned, experienced guest speakers who provide substantive and methodological expertise, tips, and tricks to our fellows and the broader Penn community.

Stephanie Hoopes: Understanding Income Insufficiency Beyond Poverty

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Stephanie is the National Director of the ALICE Project, which quantifies the barriers to self-sufficiency and stability, beyond the poverty measure. This is the first event in a collaborative effort between ALICE and the School of Social Policy & Practice.

Kevin Ferris: Publishing Your Op-Ed

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Kevin Ferris is VP of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs at the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge and former commentary editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer. He gave students and faculty tips and tricks for getting their op-eds published.

Stewart Varner: Analyzing Text

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Stewart Varner is the Managing Director of Penn’s Price Lab for Digital Humanities. which supports innovative uses of technology in the study of history, art, and culture. The Price Lab works in close partnership with the Penn Libraries and Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology to help train faculty and students in the latest digital tools and methods, encourage development of new computing-intensive humanities courses, and promote collaborative faculty-student experiments and research projects.

SP2 News

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Faculty & Research

The state of U.S. immigration

Immigration is once again front and center in the national debate. Approximately 65,000 Afghans have been evacuated to the United States after...

Dennis Culhane stands in front of a class of students. All are wearing face masks.

Faculty & Research

‘The passionate pursuit of social justice’

The School of Social Policy & Practice addresses social inequities through research. After majoring in psychology, John Gyourko spent 10 years exploring...

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Student Life, Alumni Stories

SP2 Mentor Collective Connects Students with Supportive Alums

Navigating the student experience at a rigorous Ivy League institution like Penn – and planning for what comes next—comes with...

Jennifer Prah

Faculty & Research

New Director of the Ortner Center

Dean Sara S. Bachman is delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer J. Prah, Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity,...

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