Social Science

Nathalie Peutz
Islands of Heritage: Conservation and Transformation in Yemen (Stanford University Press, 2018), by Nathalie M. Peutz , Wolfensohn Family Member in the School of Social Science, has been awarded the Middle East Section Book Award. Conferred biennially by the Middle East Section of...
For The Conversation , Isabelle Guérin , Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., and Annette L. Nazareth Member in the School of Social Science and Directrice de Recherche à l'IRD-Cessma, writes with coauthor François Roubaud about the validity and impact of the growing use of randomized...
Natalie Zemon Davis
H-France Salon has published a series of tributes in honor of Natalie Zemon Davis , acclaimed early modern historian and former Member (1978) in the School of Social Science, on the occasion of her ninetieth birthday. The tributes were originally presented on April...
Portrait of Alondra Nelson
Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, will participate in a forum as part of the National Academy of Medicine's annual meeting and symposium on artificial intelligence in health care, healthy longevity, and human genome editing, among other...
Alondra Nelson at the podium
Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, has been inducted as the 2019 Ernest W. Burgess Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science in recognition of her contributions to society through research and public service...
Didier Fassin
Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, has been awarded the 2019 "Honorary" Prize by the French Red Cross Foundation. Fassin is recognized "for his research work on moral economies and the innovative perspective it offers on the...
Eiko Ikegami during a seminar at IAS
Writing for Wired Japan , Eiko Ikegami , Visitor in the Program in Interdisciplinary Studies and former Member in the School of Social Science, tells the story of the Institute from the inside, showing how the Institute’s founding commitment to academic freedom sustains a...
Didier Fassin speaks during a seminar at IAS
Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, has been elected the Annual Chair of Public Health at the Collège de France for 2019–20. Founded by Francis I in 1530, the Collège de France is a public higher education...
Portrait of Alondra Nelson with New Yorker Radio Hour Logo
Affirmative consent is a rule on many college campuses, and some states have made it a legal standard in defining sexual assault. Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, joins The New Yorker's Joshua Rothman to explore...
Lee Ann Fujii in a Social Science seminar at the Institute for Advanced Study in the 2016–17 academic year
The Interpretive Methodologies and Methods Conference Group of the American Political Science Association has announced the creation of "Routledge’s Lee Ann Fujii Award for Innovation in the Interpretive Study of Political Violence.” Named in honor of the late Lee Ann Fujii , Member (2016–17)...
Student sit-in in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1960
"Walzer is acutely aware that will and competency alone are not enough to lead to success. In Political Action he preaches a gospel of realism—if you don’t win, try a different approach (like moving into electoral politics) or disband your effort and save your energies...
Portrait of Barack Obama
Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, has been selected to serve on the Obama Presidency Oral History Advisory Board, composed of leading presidential historians, including Robert Dallek and Douglas Brinkley; acclaimed journalists such as Michele Norris and...