Fall Quarter Resources
As students, faculty, and staff continue adapting to changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Division of the Social Sciences and the University of Chicago have developed resources that support each member of our community, whether in Hyde Park or across the globe. While much is different, the core of who we are and of our mission remains constant. We are a community of scholars – one recognized for the transformation of fields and disciplines throughout our distinguished history – and we continue that tradition during this time.
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CNN: Breaking up in Covid-19 times has new woes, Prof. Linda Waite discusses the social and relational impact of the pandemicRead More
Politico: What our experts would ask Biden and Trump, Marynia Kolak (Asst. Director of Health Informatics @ CSDS) shares what she would ask in the debateRead More
Why quarantines are so difficult to implement: Lessons from the 1800sRead More
AJC - Front-line workers this Labor Day: essential, but not secure, Asst. Prof Simon Mongey discusses Covid-19 job losses and the communities most impacted by themRead More
The links below provide connections to resources and initiatives for students, faculty, and staff.
To catalyze connection and exchange among the many research efforts that have sprung up across the social sciences in response to the pandemic, the Division's Social Sciences Research Center will is supporting emerging faculty research and connecting those efforts with current and emerging funding opportunities.
Division faculty are uniquely positioned to make essential contributions to public knowledge. From considerations of public health, to the global economy and political structures, to education, culture and social life, many faculty have highly relevant – and potentially transformative – expertise to share. A new initiative housed in the Social Sciences Research Center facilitates thought leadership among SSD faculty, providing support in writing and placing op-eds based on their research or academic analysis.
As we adjust to the remote nature of the Spring Quarter, finding opportunities to engage with one another through creative uses of technology is essential. Doctoral students are encouraged to join the SSD Slack channel, among other opportunities. Masters students are encouraged to participate in programs offering a range of academic and student life activities.
As always, we want to ensure that all members of our community are treated with respect and without bias. University resources to address concerns are available to all, including the Bias Education & Support Team (BEST).