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Race, Class, and Politics in "The Cappuccino City"

The phrase "cappuccino city" refers to previously low-income, minority neighborhoods that are experiencing major demographic shifts caused by the influx of mid-to-upper income, white millennials. It's happening in the Bronx in New York City, in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood, and in the Shaw area of Washington, D.C. Shaw is the neighborhood at the center of SPA Associate Professor Derek Hyra's new book, Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City.
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Early Childcare Policy Explainer

SPA Assistant Professor Taryn Morrissey's work centers on examining and improving public policies for vulnerable children. Ongoing research examines the social determinants of food insecurity and obesity, and the impacts of neighborhood poverty and family instability on children's development. She is one of the authors of the book, Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality.
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Politics of Science

In an era of political polarization, science is sometimes used as rhetorical weapon. Research findings for a wide variety of issues — ranging from the economy to climate change, poverty to immunizations — have become political talking points. Watch as SPA Assistant Professor Liz Suhay, an expert in political bias, talks about the politics of science.
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