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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Defense One: Monuments, domestic terrorism and the American white power movement, Audio: Asst. Prof. Kathleen Belew in conversation on extremism and far-right movements in the armed forcesRead More
CNBC: 87% of millennials and Gen Zers say child-care costs affect their decision to have kids, Prof. Cathy Cohen discusses GenForward's survey on young people's attitudes toward childcareRead More
The Guardian: China's actions are a reflection of confidence — and Xi Jinping's iron grip, Prof. Dali Yang comments on China's economic strength and foreign policyRead More
The Economic Times: Xi's obsession to look strong amid discontent likely reasons for rogue behaviour, Assoc. Prof. Paul Staniland comments on Pres. Xi Jinping's economic policy and its relationship with territorial claims in the South China SeaRead More