Letter from the Dean
As you may have noted, recent issues of Dialogo each explore a broad theme that spans the social sciences. In Fall 2017, we explored law and social sciences; in Winter 2018, urban social sciences through educational research and practice; in Spring 2018, quantitative social sciences. In this issue, we illuminate qualitative social sciences through the perspective of cultural and political systems, a timely topic both globally and domestically. These articles connect work in the departments of political science, comparative human development, and social thought, as well as projects in anthropology, international social science research, history, and much more. The Common Ground conversation with Sue Stokes, Political Science, and Lis Clemens, Sociology, shows how disciplines and research interests can converge, and the profiles of the Semiotics Workshop and the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT) are examples of two places in the division where qualitative research is discussed and debated, in true Chicago style.