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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Philanthropy Daily: Benevolence, philanthropy, and identity in "Civic Gifts", Essay analyzes Civic Gifts, Prof. Elisabeth Clemens’ new book on charity and responsibility in the public sphereRead More
NPR Marketplace: The economy reimagined, part 3: Climate and technology, Prof. Cathy Cohen discusses the GenForward survey and youth perspectives on racial justice in the U.S.Read More
The Economist: What it takes to become an academic economist is changing, Prof. Michael Greenstone comments on economics scholarship and gatekeepingRead More
Chicago Tribune: The cure to doomscrolling blues? Chicago professor’s #SomethingBeautiful hashtag strikes a Covid-19 chord worldwide. Article details viral hashtag created by Assoc. Prof. Ada PalmerRead More