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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CNN - Being 'socially frail' comes with health risks for older adults; Prof. Linda Waite discusses evaluating older adults' relationships in regards to meeting their social needsRead More
Newsweek - Lauren Boebert Reparations Remarks Trashed by Historians: 'Mangling History'; Prof. Emeritus Thomas Holt weighs in on historical inaccuracies touted by Rep. BoebertRead More
The Chronicle of Higher Education - Students Shouldn't Always Choose Higher-Paying Majors; Article cites research from Prof. Magne Mogstad on postgraduate earningsRead More
USA TODAY - After Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank failures, questions remain about political donations; Prof. William Howell discusses potential political fallout of the Silicon Valley Bank bailoutRead More