Social Sciences


SOM Insights: The roots of economic inequality

December 6, 2018

The gap between rich and poor is widening, and deeply ingrained social behaviors and biases are a factor, says SOM’s Michael Kraus.

The cowardly face of authoritarianism

December 4, 2018

Democracy is the courageous way to have a country. A cult of personality is a cowardly way of destroying one.

Homelessness Among U.S. Veterans: Critical Perspectives

December 4, 2018

Edited by Jack Tsai, associate professor of psychiatry (Oxford University Press)

Yale political scientist investigates fallout from the Arab Spring

November 20, 2018

Using the 2011 uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt as case studies, Elizabeth Nugent is writing a book on how legacies of repression affect democratic transitions.

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.