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

Faculty & Research, Global Engagement

International Experts Assemble to Examine, Investigate Public Health and Epidemics

On May 13 and 14, Jennifer Prah Ruger, PhD, and other international scholars and public health experts will assemble in...

Students from the MSSP 797 course in Havana, with instructor Azahara Palomeque

Student Life, Global Engagement

Social Issues Through a Global Lens: SP2 Students Reflect on Their Immersion Experience in Cuba

For students in the Master of Science in Social Policy (MSSP) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), having both a...

Faculty & Research

National Survey Examines Emergency Department Management of Deliberate Self-Harm

How routinely do emergency room staff members properly provide help to individuals who present for self-harm? Do they appropriately assess...

SP2 Student Emily Berkowitz presents at the APPAM Student Conference

Student Life

Students Present Policy Research on Housing, Immigration, Harassment

Four students from the Penn School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) shared their research across a wide range of...

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