Social Science

Are we doomed? That's the question most commonly asked of Daniel Aldana Cohen , Member in the School of Social Science, when people learn that Cohen studies climate politics. Writing for The Nation , Cohen draws attention to the disparity between the message of...
Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science and Axel Honneth , Director of the Institute for Social Research at the Goethe University of Frankfurt and Distinguished Visiting Professor in the School of Social Science, will examine various...
What does it mean to be a democratic socialist in America? How is democratic socialism different from socialism and communism in the former Soviet Union and other countries abroad? Is it true that Martin Luther King Jr. was a democratic socialist? Michael Kazin ,...
The New Yorker has featured Life: A Critical User's Manual , by Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, among its "Briefly Noted" book reviews for the week of October 22. The New...
The American Historical Association has announced the winners of its 2018 prizes, honoring exceptional books, distinguished teaching and mentoring in the classroom, public history, and other historical projects. Michelle Armstrong-Partida , Member in the School of Historical Studies, has won the Premio del...
The Institute for Advanced Study’s School of Social Science will curate a public film series designed to provoke insight and open conversation among scholars of the Institute and participants of the greater Princeton community. Featuring commentary and perspectives from the world’s leading scholars, the series...
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...