Joint Degree Program in Social Policy

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What is JDP?

This collaborative effort of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the Departments of Politics, Psychology, Population Studies, and Sociology combines work in a basic social science with a multidisciplinary perspective on the problems of economic insecurity and inequality.

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Students in SPI 590S submit a paper that is reviewed by a prominent researcher in their field. It is hoped that this will help the student to have a paper ready for publication.

Many of these papers have been published as journal articles. One paper was published as a book chapter, and there is even a book that was based on the paper written for this class.

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Featured Faculty

Marion J. Levy, Jr. Fellow

Gillian Slee

Gillian Slee is a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology and Social Policy at Princeton University. She graduated from Harvard College in 2016 with a degree in Social Studies and a minor in Psychology. In 2017, Gillian earned her M.Phil. degree in Criminology at the University of Cambridge where she was a Herchel Smith Harvard Scholar. Her research focuses on urban poverty, criminal justice, housing, policy, and ethnography. Gillian is a recipient of Princeton's Centennial and Marion J. Levy fellowships. 

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