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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The Hill - Oath Keeper leader’s conviction is just the start of addressing extremism; Article cites Prof. Robert Pape's research indicating support for political violence among some groupsRead More
Christian Science Monitor - Reassessing US democracy: Stronger, but not out of the woods; Prof. Susan Stokes discusses the impact and implications raised by Trump's election claimsRead More
The Hill - Smart meter monitoring can help conserve water, but not without a fight, researchers find; Prof. Michael Greenstone comments on tools to monitor and decrease water useRead More
AP - China sends students home, police patrol to curb protests; Prof. Dali Yang says Chinese authorities hope to "defuse the situation" by clearing out campusesRead More