Social Science

Michael Kazin , Member in the School of Social Science, examines the shortcomings of Jimmy Carter's single-term presidency, writing: “Once Carter moved into the White House, the erstwhile nuclear engineer and peanut producer proved to be an absolutely wretched politician. His campaign had promised...
Drawing from Professor Emerita Joan Wallach Scott 's Sex and Secularism (Princeton University Press, 2017) and Visitor Sara Farris 's In the Name of Women’s Rights (Duke University Press, 2017), the Social Science Research Council's...
Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, examines the "neoliberal authoritarian program" of French president Emmanuel Macron, whose politics were uniquely characterized as "neither left nor right" throughout his campaign, writing: "Often regarded, especially outside France, as a...
The School of Social Science has released the following four Occasional Papers : The Economy of the Mysteries: Administering Sacramental Wealth in the Age of Lights by Charly Coleman , Member in the School of Social Science, and Assistant Professor...
"China’s rising threat to international freedom and democracy has become a hot topic,” said Teng Biao , a Chinese human rights lawyer and former Visitor in the School of Social Science, in an interview about the country's influence in the West. Read more at...
Organized by the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, and developed by Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor, the 2018–19 Summer Program in Social Science will commence on June 18, 2018, as part of a global collaborative effort to...
Peter Coviello , Member in the School of Social Science, reviews Sex and Secularism by Professor Emerita Joan Wallach Scott and In the Name of Women's Rights by Visitor Sara Farris , writing, "part of what is remarkable about these...
Veena Das, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University and Academic Trustee for the Institute's School of Social Science, will give a talk at the Institute for Advanced Study at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, in the Dilworth Room. The talk, "Meaning and...
Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, has been recognized with the 2018 NOMIS Distinguished Scientist Award, which is presented to exceptional scientists in support of their exploration of unconventional academic paths. The first social scientist to receive...
Joan Wallach Scott, Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science, has been awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Edinburgh. The award, presented by the University's Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Mathieson, is in recognition of Professor Scott’s...
João Biehl and Adriana Petryna , former Visitors in the School of Social Science, and Arcadio Diaz-Quinones will discuss Unfinished: The Anthropology of Becoming at 6:00 p.m. on March 28 at Labyrinth Books . The book is a field-changing collection,...
Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, spoke at the Paris Institute of Political Studies on March 15, 2018, in a talk titled "Freedom and Equality: Can the Two Stand Together?" Exploring the crucial link between freedom and equality, he...