Social Sciences


Shapiro to step down after 15 years as director of Yale’s MacMillan Center

January 17, 2019

After 15 years of service, the theorist and Sterling Professor of Political Science Ian Shapiro will step down from his role on June 30.

Business must demand truth over tantrums

January 14, 2019

Business leaders must use their collective voices to explain to both parties that they are jeopardizing the health and safety of our nation.

New Yale-led project looks at the microbiome-social network connection

January 10, 2019

Professor Nicholas Christakis will head an international project that examines the intersections of human genomic, microbiome, and social network data.

Anne Underhill discusses her collaboration with China’s Shandong University

January 9, 2019

Underhill, the chair of Yale’s archaeology department, has worked for over 20 years to help understand social changes in Bronze Age Shandong province.

America abandoned family values at the border

January 7, 2019

President Trump’s Nov. 9 proclamation represents an American policy that will damage children and families seeking refuge and asylum at our borders.

A call to arms at the Supreme Court

January 3, 2019

Conservative judges worry that the Second Amendment has become “a second-class right.”

YaleNews looks back on 2018

December 19, 2018

Over the course of 2018, YaleNews published more than 1,200 stories — from news of awards and honors to groundbreaking discoveries, campus events and much more.

Researchers take aim at gun violence by targeting desire for revenge

December 19, 2018

Mock trials can slake the desire for revenge that motivates much gun violence, a new Yale study has found.

ISPS marks 50 years of supporting research, shaping policy

December 19, 2018

Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies has worked on such pressing issues as criminal justice reform, food insecurity, and educational mobility.

Economics department offers pre-doctoral research opportunities

December 12, 2018

The program, co-led by the new Tobin Center, is part of the university’s ongoing effort to invest in policy-oriented social science and data-driven research.