A Community of Scholars
Consistently ranked among the top ten social science research universities in the world, the Division of Social Sciences is at the vanguard of inquiry and impact. Whether through the field-defining scholarship of the Chicago Schools in Sociology, Political Science, and Economics, the path-breaking impact of the first graduate international affairs program in the U.S., the creation of interdisciplinary programs in the Department of Comparative Human Development and the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, or many other pivotal milestones, the Division has repeatedly transformed the social sciences since its founding in 1930.
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Crain's Chicago Business - What does Chicago need next? A rebranding; Prof. Will Howell discusses the need for the city to take steps "leaning forward and capturing people's imaginations and getting their investment in the city"Read More
Reactor Mag -Tools for Thinking About Censorship; In Op-ed, Assoc. Prof. Ada Palmer examines censorship throughout history and todayRead More
NYT - As Latin America's Prison Population Explodes, Gangs Seize Control; Assoc. Prof. Benjamin Lessing discusses the political complexities of gangs operating within Latin American prison systemsRead More
NYT - Charles V. Hamilton, an Apostle of ‘Black Power,’ Dies at 94; Obit details life and accomplishments of alumnus Charles V. Hamilton (PhD'64 Political Science)Read More