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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NYT: U.S.-China Feud Over Coronavirus Erupts at World Health Assembly, Prof. Dali Yang says China's President is in a tough spot as more countries probe for investigation into how he handled info surrounding COVID-19Read More
Business Insider: Rushing to reopen the country will force essential workers to make a terrible choice: Go broke or get sick, Article cites study by Asst. Prof. Simon Mongey that analyzed characteristics of workers in jobs that require physical proximityRead More
Foreign Policy: Peru’s civil war left it vulnerable to the pandemic, Assoc. Prof. Michael Albertus discusses COVID-19's impact in PeruRead More
The 74: Puzzles are bringing families together during the pandemic — they are also a boon to young children’s developing brains, Prof. Susan Levine's research found that early puzzle play can build spatial thinking that supports math and science skillsRead More