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: Colonialism made the modern world. Let’s remake it. In op-ed, Prof. Adom Getachew considers reparations, restitution and the fight "for a truly postcolonial condition"Read More
NYT: The biases we hold against the way people speak, Review praises Prof. Katherine Kinzler's new book on speech and stigma, How You Say It: Why You Talk The Way You Do—and What It Says About YouRead More
Barron's: Air pollution 'greatest risk' to global life expectancy, Prof. Michael Greenstone comments on the Air Quality Life Index and the far-reaching health impact of air pollutionRead More
VICE: It's OK if countries hack each other's vaccines, Asst. Prof. Austin Carson discusses corporate espionage and hackers' attempts to steal information on the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccineRead More