Department of History

Johanna Ransmeier selected as Fellow with the National Committee on US-China Relations' Public Intellectuals Program

The National Committee on US-China relations has announced the selection of the University of Chicago Department of History's Johanna Ransmeier as part of its 2017 class of fellows for their Public Intellectuals Program (PIP).  Ransmeier, an Assistant Professor in the Department of History, joins 20 other scholars for the program's 5th class. Her research focuses on Qing and Republican China’s legal history, trafficking, crime, family life, legal literacy, rights, and contemporary art and expression.

#TALKINGTRUMP: Conversation, Context, Controversy | Jan. 19 @ 5:30pm

Join us on the eve of Inauguration!

January 19, 5:30-7pm

Mandel Hall, Reynolds Club
1131 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637


What circumstances led to @realDonaldTrump winning the #2016election and what does his presidency mean? Join faculty experts from @UChicagoSocialScience for a panel discussion on the eve of the Presidential #Inauguration on what the #potus-elect represents now and moving forward. 


Social Sciences faculty members honored with named, distinguished service professorships

Three social scientists have received distinguished service professorships in recognition of their scholarly contributions and dedication to the University research and teaching mission. Additionally, two social scientists have been appointed to named professorships in the College and the Division, and another as the first to hold the Gary S. Becker chair, named in honor of Nobel Laureate Gary S. Becker, AM'53, PhD'55 (1930-2014).