Across the social sciences, faculty and students embrace the “Chicago style”—conducting rigorous, multi-method research and aiming to achieve foundational scientific breakthroughs and to address issues of pressing social importance.
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 just a few of these endeavors and accomplishments.
A project led by James Heckman could have a profound impact on children in communities of rural China.
Jane Dailey tackles the tumultuous history of Jim Crow, Civil Rights and the African American experience.