Social Sciences

Three faculty members appointed to endowed chairs

April 2, 2018

Three Yale faculty members — Laura Barraclough, Hui Cao, and Seth Herzon — were appointed to endowed professorships.

Laura Barraclough designated the Ribicoff Professor of American Studies

April 2, 2018

Barraclough teaches and conducts research on American cities, race, class, and immigration.

School segregation to be explored in talk by New York Times Magazine writer

March 27, 2018

Nikole Hannah-Jones, a writer for the New York Times Magazine, will speak about school segregation on Wednesday, March 28, as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

Panel to explore ‘White Saviorism and the Non-profit Industrial Complex’

March 26, 2018

A panel discussion of privilege and power, and their effects on the non-profit industry will be held at the Afro-American Cultural Center on March 28.

‘Financial health’ is good medicine in mental health care

March 23, 2018

Some of the things we think of as “mental health problems” are actually poverty problems, argues Annie Harper of the Yale Department of Psychiatry.

Human rights are not enough

March 19, 2018

Until we supplement human rights with other ideals and projects, we will leave the very global justice we seek unfulfilled and under threat.

Study: Sad, lonely people more likely to be ‘natural’ social psychologists

March 15, 2018

Who are the best amateur social psychologists? Introverts prone to melancholy, according to a new study by Yale researchers.

Bannon’s deviant ‘badge of honor’

March 14, 2018

Taking Stephen Bannon’s advice to far-eight groups requires rejecting any recognizable practice of giving plausible reasons for holding a view or position.

A new way to reduce gun suicides, and maybe mass shootings too

March 14, 2018

The state of Washington has shown that it is possible to enhance individual liberty by giving people a new firearm choice that will reduce gun deaths.

Grad student explores civil war’s burden on women, peace, and security

March 13, 2018

Mayesha Alam, a doctoral student in the political science department, recently published her first book, “Women and Transitional Justice.”