Exploring tomorrow’s questions today
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is home to 1200+ faculty and 50 departments and programs that span the divisions of Humanities, Social Science, and Science, and the School of Engineering & Applied Science. Our work transforms the lives of our students and leads to fundamental discoveries that change understandings of the past and shape experiences of the future. Below, you will find news and stories of the impact of the FAS along with resources for FAS faculty and staff.
The mission of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences is to preserve, advance, and transmit knowledge through inspiring research, teaching, and art.
Deepening understanding; expanding horizons
Can teaching transform how we see the world?
How can research inform public discourse?
Professor of History and American Studies
Assistant Professor of Sociology
William C. Brainard Professor of Economics
How does the human mind work?
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Sterling Professor of Philosophy
How do friendships help us thrive?
IBM Professor of Sociology and Professor of Ethnicity, Race, and Migration
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
How do movement and travel shape our lives?
Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Assistant Professor of Classics
Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Resources for FAS Faculty and Staff
Information on tenure and promotion, faculty development, searches, and other FAS processes and policies.
FAS Announcements for Faculty and Staff
FAS in the News
News about FAS faculty, departments, programs, and more
Laura Newburgh, assistant professor of physics and a member of Yale’s Wright Lab, measures the “beam” of the CHIME telescope–its response on the sky–in multiple ways, including flying radio sources on quadcopter drones, and using an old radio technique called holography.
A new study by FAS faculty member Steve Chang was able to chart the surprisingly widespread neuronal response in multiple brain areas when the eyes of two individuals meet and social gaze interaction happens.
Scheve, a noted scholar of international and comparative politics, will serve for a 5-year term.
Gladney, a renowned physicist who works at the intersection of experimental particle physics and cosmology, will serve for a 5-year term.
Can the field of economics help to achieve greater equality?
Rohini Pande, economist and Director of the Yale Economic Growth Center, believes economists should consider notions of justice, not just efficiency. As part of a large study, she and her colleagues, along with researchers from the Inclusion Economics initiative, are currently surveying over 5,000 Indian women to better understand a major gender disparity in mobile phone use in the country and whether government policies might be needed to correct the imbalance.
What is a Robot?
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio is re-defining what is a robot from the ground up. Working at the intersection of materials, manufacturing, and robotics, she is developing “soft robots” that can adapt their properties, morphology, and behavior for different tasks or environments.
Welcoming new FAS faculty
35 new ladder faculty and professors and 23 new instructional faculty members will join the FAS during the 2021-2022 academic year. Their expertise and approaches span the academic disciplines.
Celebrating FAS leadership
Leadership by FAS faculty members has a transformative impact at Yale and beyond
Nobel Laureate Glück's latest collection, "Winter Recipes from the Collective," was named a 2021 New York Times Notable Book.
Hammes-Schiffer received the 2020 Bourke Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry, the 2021 ACS National Award in Theoretical Chemistry, and the 2021 Willard Gibbs Award.
In 2021, Spielman was co-recipient of the inaugural Ciprian Foias Prize in Operator Theory and the Michael and Sheila Held Prize, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Mapping the hidden universe of small molecules
Chemical biologist Jason Crawford reveals how molecules and microbes might hold the keys to protecting human health. Crawford and his lab have advanced our understanding of how microbes alter human physiology, leading to innovative new treatments for disease.
Help the FAS Advance
The FAS collaborates across disciplines, pursuing breakthroughs that improve the world today and for future generations. You can help this work advance by taking part in the Yale Campaign.