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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Foreign Policy - The Jan 6 Insurrectionists Aren't Who You Think They Are; In Op-ed, Prof. Robert Pape discusses research on the backgrounds and motivations of Jan 6 insurrectionistsRead More
VOA - One Year After the Capitol Riot, Many Americans See US Democracy in Peril; Prof. Susan Stokes discusses ongoing threats to democracy in the USRead More
CNN - January 6 may be only a preview of a deeper democratic rupture; Prof. John Mark Hansen discusses the Republican party's ongoing relationship with TrumpRead More
The Hill - Biden's Jan 6 push for unity may 'ring hollow' in deeply divided nation; Prof. Will Howell comments on the American political divideRead More