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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Science - Ancient people lived among ruins too. What did they make of them? Prof. Shannon Lee Dawdy discusses historical biases of European settlers and archaeologists towards the places they were colonizingRead More
MarketWatch - Fiery French protests and widespread Israeli strike reflect discord with democracy. The US is not immune; Asst. Prof. Gabriel Winant discusses protests and the social/economics pressures motivating themRead More
NYT - Red State, Blue State. Tight State, Loose State.; Article quotes from Asst. Prof. Yuan Chang Leong's work on the ways in which partisan biases are encoded in the brainRead More
Washington Post - The lessons of Iraq for advocates of a restrained foreign policy; Op-ed mentions Prof. John J. Mearsheimer's stance on the original case for war in Iraq and American hopes to democratizeRead More