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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CBS News - How is U.S. democracy faring 3 years after Jan. 6? VIDEO: Prof. Will Howell examines challenges facing American democracyRead More
WSJ - The Ruined Landscape of Gaza After Nearly Three Months of Bombing; Prof. Robert Pape says that, "the word ‘Gaza’ is going to go down in history along with Dresden and other famous cities that have been bombed”Read More
Chicago Sun Times - Chicago shouldn't renew its ShotSpotter contract; In Op-ed, Assoc. Prof. Robert Vargas discusses studies showing ineffective crime-reduction results from programRead More
Washington Post - Led by Trump, GOP candidates take polarizing stances on race and history; Prof. Amy Dru Stanley comments on false historical claims from GOP candidatesRead More