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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Times of Israel - Chicago couple transforms rundown former synagogue into shared community space; Article discusses Prof. Tom Ginsburg’s purchase of a Hyde Park synagogue that he intends to turn into a community arts spaceRead More
Chicago Tribune - Headstone unveiled in Blue Island’s Lincoln Cemetery shares story of teen whose killing sparked 1919 Chicago race riot; Assoc. Prof. Adam Green discusses humanity, history and the 1919 Chicago race riotRead More
Al Jazeera English - Could lower vaccine doses be key to ending the Covid pandemic? Prof. Michael Kremer discusses proposals to increase vaccine distribution by lowering dosageRead More
Boston Globe - Stoking fears of immigrants has been part of the Republican platform for decades. But something is different this time; Asst. Prof. Kathleen Belew comments on anti-immigrant rhetoric moving to the mainstream via white supremacist groupsRead More