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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New York Times - Baseball, popular but no longer dominant, seeks to reclaim its cool; Assoc. Prof. Matthew Briones discusses Black culture and the notion of "cool" in American lifeRead More
NPR - Hate on trial in Virginia, four years after deadly extremist rally; Asst. Prof. Kathleen Belew comments on the role of civil litigation in challenging white supremacist groupsRead More
Christian Science Monitor - Biden won’t shield Trump records. Will he regret it? Prof. William Howell discusses executive power and the presidencyRead More
Washington Post - Opinion: The ‘fraudits’ are flopping; Article cites investigation of election fraud claims co-authored by Prof. Andrew EggersRead More