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.

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Alumni Stories

SP2 Alumna Named Southeast Division Representative of NASW-PA

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Researchers Win Grant to Study Impact of Guaranteed Income Project

A duo of faculty researchers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the University of Pennsylvania have received a Robert...

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Innovative SP2 Faculty-Founded Speaker Series Awarded Additional Year of Grant Funding

As part of an ongoing University-wide initiative to foster diversity and inclusion, the Excellence Through Diversity Fund, awarded annually by the Provost’s...

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Faculty & Research, Alumni Stories

Oncology Social Workers: Navigating Health Care and Supporting Families

When Christina Bach tells people what she does for a living, they usually respond with, “Oh, I could never do...

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