Social Science

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...
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...