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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KQED: How a Berkeley Police Chief Gave Rise to the Modern Force, Prof. Julian Go discusses America's history of intervention in the Philippines and the 1902 war over independenceRead More
WIRED: What Will Happen to the Far Right After Trump? Asst. Prof. Kathleen Belew discusses white supremacist movements and conspiracy theories after the electionRead More
The Baltimore Sun: Biden’s Covid challenge: Defeat the virus while lifting up all Americans, Editorial references Asst. Prof. Simon Mongey's research on how Covid-19 disproportionately impacts vulnerable communitiesRead More
The Daily Beast: This Biden ally passed a bill to make presidential transitions easy. Then Trump came along, Prof. William Howell comments on the presidential transfer of powers and demagogueryRead More