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New Book by Ethan Zuckerman Examines the “Mistrust” Held Against Societal Institutions

Zuckerman, the founder of the Institute for Digital Public Infrastructure, describes the book as a guidebook for those looking for new ways to participate in civic life. More >


SBS Raises More Than $400,000 From Nearly 400 Gifts for Students Affected by COVID-19

SBS raised $403,905 from 395 gifts for SBS students as part of its inaugural SBS Together 2020 giving campaign, a two-week fundraising drive to help raise money for SBS students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign ran from November 30 through December 11. More >


Social Science Matters

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is home to a broad range of approaches to social science, all of which we celebrate, from purely theoretical and interpretive research to all manner of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. One of our priorities is to ensure that this exciting social science research connects with the public while showing the relevance of the social sciences to everyday lives and policy.



Economics PhD Candidate Leila Gautham Earns 2020 Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award

Leila Gautham, a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics, received the 2020 Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award. Leila works on issues of unpaid care, gender pay gaps and household bargaining power in India, and the devaluation of paid care and wage inequality in the US. More >


Media and Politics under Biden: Seeking Accountability at a 'Time for Healing’?

January 21, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm (EST) | In this roundtable scheduled during the day after Joe Biden’s inauguration, engaged researchers in political communication, journalism studies, and disinformation studies discuss the problem of political polarization and how their different sub-fields resolve tensions between healing and assigning accountability. More >

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