Social Sciences


SOM Insights: White liberals act less competent with African Americans

November 16, 2018

A new study suggests that White Americans with liberal views use language that makes them appear less competent in an effort to get along with minorities.

Recounts are always unsatisfying. Get used to them.

November 15, 2018

In a close election, we’ll never really know who “really” won. We’ll just know that the second, error-filled count decided.


November 15, 2018

Stephen L. Carter, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law (Henry Holt and Co.)

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

November 14, 2018

David W. Blight, the Class of 1954 Professor of History (Simon & Schuster)

T.N. Srinivasan: economist was powerful voice for economic reform in India

November 13, 2018

Thirukodikaval Nilakanta “T.N.” Srinivasan, the Samuel C. Park Jr. Professor Emeritus of Economics at Yale, died on Nov. 11 in Chennai, India. He was 85.

The alt-right’s favorite meme is 100 years old

November 13, 2018

The legend of cultural Marxism recycles old anti-Semitic tropes to give those who feel threatened a scapegoat.

Panel discussion will explore history and future of #MeToo movement

November 9, 2018

On Nov. 13, Rebecca Corbett, Alex Wagner, Meredith Talusan, and Patricia Russo will discuss “#MeToo Evolving: People, Politics + Power” as Poynter Fellows.

Illuminating national issues is goal of Yale’s renowned urban ethnographer

November 7, 2018

Yale’s newest Sterling Professor, sociologist Elijah Anderson hopes his work can broaden our understandings of race, life, and culture in America’s cities.

Elijah Anderson appointed Sterling Professor of Sociology

November 7, 2018

Renowned urban ethnographer Elijah Anderson was recently appointed Sterling Professor of Sociology and of African American Studies.

What America owes Frederick Douglass

November 6, 2018

Douglass argued that “we ought to have our government so shaped that even when in the hands of a bad man we shall be safe.”