The Division has long led the academy in educating and supporting generations of scholars through renowned graduate degree offerings across social science disciplines. Beyond the classroom, a rich set of workshops and committees invigorates scholarly work and is a critical source of intellectual dialogue.
Social Sciences faculty, research, and training programs are known for exceptional strengths in statistical methods and formal modeling, social theory, and scientific reasoning, a combination that distinguishes the Division as a preeminent leader in research and education. These examples highlight recent endeavors and accomplishments:
W. Allison Davis Research Awards
Two MAPSS alumni, Daniel Leatherwood (SSA) and Ilana Ventura (Sociology), are recipients of the 2020-2021 W. Allison Davis Research Awards.
Assoc. Prof. Amy Dru Stanley leads undergraduates in creating oral history projects to share and preserve the voices of frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Healthy Regions + Policies Lab
Recently launched, the Healthy Regions + Policies Lab (HeRoP) uses geography, spatial statistics, and spatial epidemiology to study and understand social determinants of health in diverse communities, and how those insights can positively impact policy.