Columbia University

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Division of Social Science

Comprising the departments of Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, and Sociology, and nearly thirty research institutes and centers, the Division of Social Science is steeped in a tradition of intellectual distinction and is today renowned for innovative social inquiry. Faculty study diverse, complex questions about human experience and the world, and engage in teaching and research that explores important issues of the past and present in local and global contexts.

 


Initiative

Columbia University has a rich tradition of path-breaking social inquiry.

The Social Science Initiative will ensure the future of this legacy by bolstering divisional strengths in analytic and interpretive research and teaching, addressing grand challenges, and advancing new areas of scholarly distinction.

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News

News

JULY 30 — Tarik Cyril Amar (History) wrote a piece for the History News Network.

JULY 19 — Mae Ngai (History) wrote an op-ed in The New York Times.

JULY 19 — Robert Shapiro (Political Science) wrote about healthcare in The Washington Post.

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Announcements

Michael Woodford (Economics) received a grant from the Research Initiatives in Science and Engineering (RISE).

Zoe Crossland (Anthropology) received the 2017 Collaboratory Fellows Fund.

Karl Jacoby (History) received the 2017 Phillis Wheatley award.

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Leadership


Fredrick Harris
Dean of Social Science

Fredrick Harris is a professor of Political Science and directs the Center on African-American Politics and Society.

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Departments
 

                              

Anthropology           Economics

 

                               

     History                       Political
                                          Science

 

    

   Sociology

 

Centers


Institutes