Social Sciences Division

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Hutchins Center

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.

University Hall

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.


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.

Sarah Lewis
Social Sciences Division

‘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.


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 Office
Social Sciences Division

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.

Faculty Meeting

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.

William James Hall

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.

Jorge Dominguez

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.

New Racial Order

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.

Social Sciences Division

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.

Social Sciences Division

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.”

University Hall, Fall 2017
Social Sciences Division

Forty-Eight Seniors in Class of 2018 Chosen for Phi Beta Kappa

The students will be formally inducted into the society on Nov. 29.