Social Sciences Division
Colin Kaepernick, Dave Chappelle Among Du Bois Medal Awardees
The medal — the University’s highest honor in the field of African and African American studies — recognizes individuals who have made “significant contributions” to African and African American culture.
Lawrence D. Bobo Named Next Dean of Social Science
Lawrence D. Bobo, professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology, will become the dean of Social Science on October 1.
‘A Leader of Growing Stature in the Art World’: Sarah Lewis Makes Her Mark
Lewis holds a joint assistant professorship in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Department of African and African American Studies.
Government, History Professors Weigh In On Leaving Iran Deal
Several Harvard social science professors criticized President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.
Polling Shows Strong Union Support Among Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences Students
Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences students were much more likely to vote to unionize in Harvard’s election last week than were Sciences and Engineering and Applied Sciences students.
Facebook Partners With Harvard Researcher To Study Election Impacts
King and Persily’s commission, composed of academics across the social sciences, will have access to all of Facebook’s user data in an anonymized form.
New FAS Policy Restricts Professors’ Ability to Hold Public Service Positions
Some professors believe the measures, meant to ensure faculty members' "professional loyalty" remains with Harvard, are too stringent.
As Social Studies Juniors Begin Thesis Process, Some Have Second Thoughts
Faculty and staff say that the Social Studies’ mandatory thesis is an intense project that likely requires summer research, though some upperclassmen worry about lost opportunities during their junior summer.
Gov Grad Students Send Letter Demanding More Action on Dominguez
The same day the graduate students sent the letter, administrators announced the department was undertaking several initiatives in response to the allegations.
Gov Dept Forms Committee to Investigate Climate Post-Dominguez
Administrators also outlined a series of steps the department is taking to address academic and cultural concerns surrounding the allegations.
Levitsky, Ziblatt To Talk Trump as Part of New Gov. Dept. Program
Government professors Stephen R. Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt will discuss their bestselling book, “How Democracies Die," at a "Gov Books" event on Wednesday.
Government Department Hires Two Senior Faculty from Princeton
Princeton political science professors Christina Davis ‘93 and Kosuke Imai will be joining Harvard’s Government department next year as full professors.
Sociology Professor Michèle Lamont Wins Erasmus Prize
The prize’s foundation cited Lamont’s “devoted contribution to social science research into the relationship between knowledge, power and diversity.”