Social Sciences


Anthropologist Aimee Cox wins Malkiel Scholarship for work on ‘slow death’

May 7, 2018

A scholar of African American cultural anthropology, Cox has been named a Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Nature by Design: The Practice of Biophilic Design

May 1, 2018

Stephen R. Kellert (1943-2016), the Tweedy Ordway Professor Emeritus of Social Ecology (Yale University Press)

Ida B. Wells and the lynching of black women

April 30, 2018

Remembering black women who were lynched is an important step in the long struggle to acknowledge the violent history of racial and gender inequality.

Yale’s Penny Goldberg appointed chief economist at the World Bank

April 26, 2018

Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, the Elihu Professor of Economics at Yale, has been named chief economist of the World Bank. She will take on the role in November.

Facebook released its content moderation rules. Now what?

April 26, 2018

The idea that Facebook is governing a public forum of expression makes the need for due process increasingly urgent.

The Supreme Court and the new civil war

April 26, 2018

In the civil war now being waged in this country, the combatants are not the blue and the gray of old. It’s the White House versus the blue states.

Study shows newspaper op-eds change minds

April 24, 2018

Through two randomized experiments, a new study has found that op-ed pieces have significant effects on people’s views among both the public and policy experts.

Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World

April 24, 2018

Samuel Moyn, professor of law and of history (Harvard University Press)

How the human rights movement failed

April 24, 2018

The growth of international human rights politics has accompanied the economic phenomena that have led to the rise of radical populism and nationalism today.

Kortum wins 2018 Onassis Prize in International Trade

April 20, 2018

Yale economist Samuel Kortum has won the 2018 Onassis Prize in International Trade for his research on the impact of technology on global trade.