“I think an unaccompanied scholar, particularly a
male, probably has the best of all possible worlds at the
—Social Science Member in the 1970s, male, age 50 at the
moment of the questionnaire in 1976
Diana Graizbord, Member
in the School of Social Science, is writing her first book
"Indications of Democracy: Expertise and the Politics of
Accountability," which examines how policy evaluation techniques
have been adopted by the Mexican state and...
Marion Fourcade is Visiting Professor in the School of Social
the Institute for Advanced Study. A professor at
the University of
California, Berkeley, she is studying new
forms of social stratification...
Didier Fassin is James D.
Professor in the School of Social Science at the
Institute for Advanced
Study. An anthropologist and
sociologist, he was trained as a physician in
In my lifetime, academic freedom has been repeatedly under
threat. In the 1950s, in the McCarthy era, hundreds of teachers
were interrogated about their political beliefs and summarily
fired, whether or not those beliefs had anything to do with