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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Marketplace- 60 years ago, pop art was born in a department store window; Audio: Feature discusses Prof. David Galenson's statistical analysis on Andy Warhol, modern art and canonicityRead More
WBEZ 91.5 Chicago- Re-imagine Chicago: How city government works in the Windy City (Part 1); Audio: Prof. William Howell in conversation on Chicago politicsRead More
CBS News- Biden says K-12 education isn't working, calls for free pre-K to "grade 14"; Article cites Prof. James Heckman's research on the long-term impacts of preschool educationRead More
VICE- Most countries like the U.S. more under Biden, except China; Prof. Dali Yang discusses U.S.-China political tension and Chinese views on Pres. BidenRead More