The Society for the
Study of Social Issues


Welcome to the Graduate Student Committee’s page!

Graduate student members of SPSSI are looking for an intellectual home where they can connect with scholars and other students who value the importance of applying psychology to pressing social issues. We connect in person at conferences and also online on our Facebook page. We also aim to provide you with resources as you navigate your graduate school experience and transition into your career.

A SPSSI membership not only provides you with access to conferences, journals, and awards, but also supports great work being done at the United Nations and on Capital Hill where we bring social science research to help inform policymakers.

We welcome your feedback about the work we are doing and the resources on this website. Please contact us at contact the current GSC Chair.

2018-19 GSC Committee

Angela Robinson
University of California, Irvine

Jaboa Lake
Portland University

Kevin Carriere
Academic Focus
Georgetown University
Nuha Alshabani
Policy & Applied Work
The University of Akron         




Benjamin Blankenship
Membership Coordinator
University of Michigan

Christina Lapytskaia
Communications Focus
York University

Darlingtina Atakere
Diversity Focus    
University of Kansas

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