Division of the Social Sciences

Letters to the editor

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Origin story.

Report from the dean

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Looking ahead.

In memoriam

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Recent faculty and alumni obituaries.

Accolades, news, books, and events

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Updates from the Division of the Social Sciences.

Research reprieve

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The Department of History’s Emily Osborn and Tara Zahra discuss how a break from teaching stimulates their focus on research.

Doing something without doing everything

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Lars Peter Hansen shapes the legacy of Chicago economics.

Brain wave

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The Think Tank dispatches neuroscience from the lab to the neighborhood.

Trend spotter

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Canadian anthropologist Grant McCracken, AM’76, PhD’81, has built an unconventional career as an observer of American culture.

Slow dance

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“A certain messiness” marked the halting evolution of racist imagery in the decades after slavery’s abolition.

A musician’s music

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USO concertmaster Samantha Fan, AM’12, shares what she listens to when she’s off the job.

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