Department of Anthropology

Policy and Practice: An ethnography of migrant integration in Geneva, Switzerland

“Geneva is the city of human rights.” During my research at a French language school for undocumented (or precariously residing) migrants, students often used this phrase to describe not only the city’s unique history and character, but to express their own aspirations for a good life there.

Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship

Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships support the writing-up of already completed research. The fellowship is awarded to scholars in the earlier stages of their careers, when they frequently lack the time and resources to develop their research for publication.  Scholars with a Ph.D. in hand for no more than ten years (from the application deadline) are eligible to apply. A maximum of eight Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually.

Social Science PhD students named 2015-16 Urban Network Doctoral Fellows

The Urban Network has named their 2015-16 cohort of doctoral fellows, of which seven are from the Division of the Social Sciences. Fellows are PhD students in the social sciences, humanities, SSA, and other divisions who meet twice a month during the academic year to develop their dissertations, or to craft a paper of their choice for presentation at an academic conference.

UChicago anthropologist leads global effort to improve climate change models

Current climate models do not accurately account for humans’ role in changing the environment, according to a UChicago-led team of international researchers embarking upon a project to help climate scientists better document land cover and use over the past 10,000 years. Calling it an “insanely ambitious effort,” Kathleen Morrison, the Neukom Family Professor of Anthropology, is one of the leaders of the LandUse 6K , a study that includes dozens of scholars from around the world. “I think one of...

Alumni Weekend 2015: Social Sciences & Neubauer Collegium Programs

Time is running out to register for Alumni Weekend, June 4-7, 2015. This year's Social Sciences related programing features the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, which focuses on the Humanities and the humanistic Social Sciences, supports faculty projects across the University, and brings scholars to UChicago from across the globe. 

Current program includes:

June 6

Division plans for University's 125th anniversary celebration

The Division of the Social Sciences is partnering with the Secretary of the University's Office to align anniversary celebrations during 2015-2016. Many departments and centers within (and affiliated with) the Division are celebrating anniversaries ranging from 25 years to 75 years. The Dean's Office is in the early stages of planning an event and exhibit for November 13, 2015, coinciding with the anniversary of the opening of the Social Science Research Building.