Social Sciences


Why male is our default gender

August 14, 2018

Our own cognitive systems, which tend to make male our default gender, may reinforce social assumptions of maleness, according to a trio of Yale researchers.

Four faculty members appointed to endowed professorships

August 6, 2018

Four faculty members — Ardis Butterfield, Grace Kao, Robert Stepto, and Harrison Zhou — have been appointed to endowed professorships.

Grace Kao appointed the IBM Professor of Sociology

August 6, 2018

Kao is a quantitative sociologist who studies race, ethnicity, and immigration as they collectively relate to education and relationships among young people.

Assessing cryptocurrency with Yale economist Aleh Tsyvinski

August 6, 2018

In a new study, economist Aleh Tsyvinski and co-author Yukun Liu provide the first-ever comprehensive economic analysis of cryptocurrency and blockchain.

SOM Insights: How can philanthropy do more good?

July 30, 2018

Aaron Dorfman of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy argues that foundations need to re-think their strategies and tactics.

Yale political theorist advises French lawmakers on inclusive democracy

July 24, 2018

On July 4, Yale political scientist Hélène Landemore delivered a keynote address to the French National Assembly urging a more inclusive form of democracy.

The fate of the ACA could turn on Judge Kavanaugh’s appointment

July 24, 2018

Five questions Democrats should ask the Supreme Court nominee as threats to Obamacare bubble up from lower courts.

Ancient Egyptian graffiti, burial sites discovered by Yale archaeologists

July 24, 2018

A team of archaeologists — led by Yale Egyptologist John Darnell — has uncovered a “lost oasis” of archaeological activity in the Egyptian desert of Elkab.

Four faculty members named as Sterling Professors

July 23, 2018

Dr. Nicholas Christakis, Anna Marie Pyle, Daniel Spielman, and Ruth Bernard Yeazell were appointed as Sterling Professors.

Even 4-year-olds dislike freeloaders

July 23, 2018

From early in life, children both hold and enforce an expectation that individuals are obligated to contribute to the common good.