Social Science

“The Chinese biotechnology sector has outpaced companies in the United States to develop effective tests for COVID-19. Regulators in Europe have moved quickly to approve and import clinical tests from China. It is time for the Trump administration to follow suit.” Contributing on NJ.com ,...
Fleur Johns
“Images circulating in the news media and online of the Hubei doctors show them staring into the camera, masked and inscrutable. How, one wonders, did they think about the actions that they had just taken—actions that resulted in their deaths? How might we understand those...
Didier Fassin
Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, has been awarded the title of Doctor honoris causa by the University of Liège. Nominated by the university's faculty in Social Sciences, Fassin is cited for “the contribution of his work to the...
Alondra Nelson
Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, will give a plenary lecture during the 2020 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. [Updated Feb. 18, 2020] Watch “The Social Life of DNA and the...
Alondra Nelson
Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, has been selected to serve on the National Academy of Medicine’s newly established Committee on Emerging Science, Technology, and Innovation in health and medicine. The committee will assess the landscape of...
Portrait of Alondra Nelson
Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, has been elected to the board of trustees of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. “It is a deep honor to join the Mellon Board of Trustees,” Nelson said of the appointment...
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a $750,000 matching grant for the Institute for Advanced Study’s Historical Studies – Social Science Library that will be dedicated to infrastructure improvements of the library, which represents the heart of humanities studies at...
Didier Fassin
On January 16, 2020, Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, will give the inaugural lecture of his appointment as Annual Chair of Public Health at the Collège de France for 2019–20. The lecture, titled “The Inequality of...
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Nature has asked seven leading thinkers, including Freeman J. Dyson , Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences, and Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, to select one book from history that speaks to...
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...