Social Sciences


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.”

How to make meaning in aftermath of Pittsburgh and other violent acts

November 6, 2018

Creating meaning and finding a coherent narrative is often a very positive adaptive psychological response to traumatic events.

‘The Circus’ co-host Alex Wagner to be guest at Branford tea on Nov. 13

November 6, 2018

Alex Wagner, a co-host of Showtime’s “The Circus,” will be the guest at a tea on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 4 p.m.

Finance experts Andrew Metrick and Janet Yellen to talk economics

November 5, 2018

Yale finance scholar Andrew Metrick ’89 and former Fed chair Janet Yellen ’71 Ph.D. will have a conversation about economics on Nov. 26 at SOM’s Evans Hall.

SOM Insights: How can we make elections work better?

November 5, 2018

Heading into the 2018 midterms, Yale SOM faculty in operations, game theory, finance, and design discuss their best ideas to improve how Americans vote.

What the Constitution really says about birthright citizenship

November 5, 2018

In America, the key issue of constitutional citizenship is based on the law of the soil, not the law of blood. The issue is where one was born, not to whom.

Yale’s Veterans Day events to mark centennial of the end of World War I

November 2, 2018

Yale will commemorate the centennial of Armistice Day with a week of music, ceremony, conversation, and an exhibition Nov. 11-17.