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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MarketWatch: ‘Deaths of despair’ during COVID-19 have risen significantly in 2020, new research says, Prof. Casey Mulligan explains his new research on the Covid-19 pandemic and heightened rates of "deaths of despair" in AmericaRead More
The Guardian: The Covid crisis has shown how privatisation corrodes democracy, in Op-ed, Assoc. Prof. Chiara Cordelli argues that in outsourcing medical services to the private sector, the U.K. has failed its citizensRead More
Washington Post: After a year of pandemic and protest, and a big election, America is as divided as ever, Prof. Cathy Cohen discusses the political and social challenges Joe Biden will face as presidentRead More
CNN: The Wuhan files - Leaked documents reveal China's mishandling of the early stages of Covid-19, Prof. Dali Yang discusses early global perceptions of the emerging COVID pandemicRead 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).