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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Salon: After U.S. economy's most disastrous quarter on record, what lies ahead? Prof. Kenneth Pomeranz discusses the Covid-19 crisis and its economic impact on young peopleRead More
ABC News: Crowds are gathering in many states despite coronavirus, and mixed messaging may be to blame: Experts, Prof. William Howell discusses the repercussions of mixed messaging on Covid-19 and social distancingRead More
The Washington Post: Biden calls for 100 percent clean electricity by 2035. Here’s how far we have to go. Prof. Michael Greenstone praises the Biden climate plan's emphasis on carbon emissionsRead More
Chicago Tribune: Flashback: 19,500 arrests and dozens of gunfights? The legendary claims — and ego — of Clifton R. Wooldridge, the ‘Sherlock Holmes of Chicago’, Prof. John Mark Hansen pens op-ed on local legendRead More