Social Science

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...
Didier Fassin lectures at the podium
In the London Review of Books , Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, examines the recent European elections from a French perspective, arguing that Emmanuel Macron’s representation of the democratic challenge for Europe as an alternative between...
Michael G. Hanchard during a 2014 Social Science seminar on "Sociology’s Promise"
Michael G. Hanchard , Member (2014–15) in the School of Social Science, has been awarded the 2019 Ralph J. Bunche Award for The Spectre of Race: How Discrimination Haunts Western Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2018). Conferred by the American Political Science Association, the...
"Since the Tiananmen massacre, activists, scholars, and regular citizens have launched a war against forgetting. Many Tiananmen veterans, both inside and outside China, including Liu Xiaobo, the late Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died a political prisoner in 2017, have devoted their lives to the...
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The New Yorker has featured Democracy and Truth, by Sophia Rosenfeld , Member (2014–15) in the School of Social Science, among its "Briefly Noted" book reviews for the week of May 27. The New Yorker calls Rosenfeld's book "incisive," writing: "Rosenfeld’s conclusion is...
Alondra Nelson, incoming Professor and Harold F. Linder Chair in the School of Social Science , joins Joshua Rothman for an episode of The New Yorker Radio Hour to discuss reparations—how they would work, and who would be eligible. Nelson speaks with prominent scholars...
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"As an anthropologist, he is trained to look for and respect differences, both between cultures and individuals. As a medical doctor, he knows what all human bodies have in common and the mortality that we ultimately face. And as a philosopher, he seems ready to...
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“Tiananmen remains the most sensitive and taboo subject in China. The post-Tiananmen regime has constructed a narrative portraying the Tiananmen Movement as a Western conspiracy to weaken and divide China. Massive efforts were devoted to inscribe this official account into the collective national memory. Denied...
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In the Media

April 22, 2019
Listen to the BBC Radio 3 broadcast by Director's Visitor (2018) Sally Marlow , who interviews IAS Director Robbert Dijkgraaf , and Professors Joan Wallach Scott , Freeman J. Dyson , Nima Arkani-Hamed , and Myles W. Jackson .
Alondra Nelson, an acclaimed sociologist, author, and researcher who explores questions in science, technology, and social inequality, has been appointed Professor and Harold F. Linder Chair in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, effective July 1, 2019. “In light of...