From our Editor
Sarah Herrmann, Assistant Professor, Weber State University
The weather is warming and we are looking forward to our first in-person conference in two years. As we reflect on the tumult of the past few years, I am reminded of the important work that those in the SPSSI community have continued to pursue amidst the chaos and disruption. Throughout this issue, we see examples of a continuing commitment to apply theory and practice to important social problems.
This issue of The Forward highlights the policy work of SPSSI in the community through publications and grants. SPSSI President Linda Silka discusses her efforts to engage with SPSSI stakeholders around the country and looks forward to our upcoming conference. Ann Bettencourt and Michael Zárate provide an overview of the latest issue of Social Issues and Policy Review. We also receive reports on the continuing efforts of SPSSI Committees, including:
Additionally, this issue highlights the winners of SPSSI’s State and Local Policy Awards. We invited the winners to submit articles on their research and activism, including:
Lastly, we feature updates on our upcoming summer conference, including announcements from coordinators Eduardo Lugo-Hernández, Kala Melchiori, and Souhail Malavé-Rivera and a preview from Michael Hogg of the 2022 Kurt Lewin Address.