The Society for the
Study of Social Issues


SPSSI Policy Director

  Gabriel Twose joined SPSSI in December, 2012.  As policy director, he works to ensure that legislation is informed by psychological science.  He is responsible for disseminating psychological research among the policy community through congressional briefings and seminars, as well as policy briefs and other materials.  Additionally, he aims to raise psychologists' policy awareness and engagement through policy workshops, legislative engagement days, and policy-focused conferences.  

Prior to starting at SPSSI, Gabe worked at the American Psychological Association, where he focused on topics such as health disparities, human rights, human trafficking, and the participation of minority groups in science.  He has also worked with organizations such as the International Center for Transitional Justice in Liberia and the Center for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation in South Africa.  He received his PhD in social psychology from Clark University in 2012, where he wrote his dissertation on the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission.


Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin