Social Sciences


To stop violent policing, build effective police organizations

June 5, 2020

Yale SOM’s Rodrigo Canales discusses his work studying Mexican police and testing approaches to building more effective and trusted departments.

Leading the charge to give citizens — and workers — a real say

June 3, 2020

A sharp critic of electoral democracy, Yale’s Hélène Landemore sees the present moment as an opportunity to imagine new and better things.

DNP student fighting COVID in Boston: ‘We WILL get through this together’

June 1, 2020

Carlie Martinez ’22 DNP is an internal medicine/urgent care nurse practitioner at Boston Medical Center.

Can mobile cash transfers help the very poor survive COVID-19?

May 27, 2020

In the developing world, those most at risk from the economic effects of COVID-19 are beyond the reach of aid programs. Yale SOM’s Kevin Donovan wants to help.

Yale survey of refugees in Bangladesh aims to help prevent COVID-19 spread

May 26, 2020

Bangladesh’s 900,000 Rohingya refugees are uniquely vulnerable to COVID-19. A new survey by Yale’s Y-RISE initiative and others aims to protect the community.

Dr. Howard Forman on what is needed to return to school and work safely

May 22, 2020

Around the United States, states are easing the restrictions imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19. Forman discusses the medical and economic case.

Political donors prize party loyalty, disfavor bipartisanship

May 20, 2020

New research by Yale’s Greg Huber in the journal Political Behavior shows that donors demonstrate a strong preference for candidates that toe the party line.

In progress: A tool to help policymakers safely re-open the economy

May 20, 2020

Yale economist Fabrizio Zilibotti discusses his work to develop a predictive model for guiding policymakers as they try to restart economies safely.

Social science researchers engage students in questions raised by COVID-19

May 19, 2020

Professors Molly Crockett, Gregory Huber, Rohini Pande, David Wilkinson, and Fabrizio Zilibotti spoke about their COVID-19 research at a recent online event.

Yale leaders talk about COVID-19: FAS Dean of Social Science Alan Gerber

May 19, 2020

Gerber discusses how the social sciences are responding to the COVID-19 crisis and how it might influence the way faculty go about their research in the future.