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Exploring tomorrow’s questions today

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is home to 1000+ faculty and 40 departments and programs that span the divisions of Humanities, Social Science, and 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.

Deepening understanding; expanding horizons

Can teaching transform how we see the world?

FAS approaches

Teaching across disciplines
Students study prints in a History of Art class
Cross-divisional, co-taught courses

How can research inform public discourse?

FAS approaches

Looking to history to shape government today
Paul Sabin

Professor of History and American Studies

Improving economic outcomes through better health policy
Rourke O'Brien

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Using economics to understand football
Ben Polak

William C. Brainard Professor of Economics

How does the human mind work?

FAS approaches

Understanding the brain, from infancy to adulthood
Nick Turk-Browne

Professor of Psychology

Finding parallels in how animals and humans think
A monkey sits on a rock overlooking a city.
Moshe Shay Ben-Haim, Olga Dal Monte, Nicholas Fagan, Yarrow Dunham, Steve Chang, and Laurie Santos


Understanding the connection between mind and body
Michael Della Rocca

Sterling Professor of Philosophy

How do friendships help us thrive?

FAS approaches

Understanding the power of friendship for young adults
Grace Kao
Grace Kao

IBM Professor of Sociology and Professor of Ethnicity, Race, and Migration

Questioning the promise of connection in digital worlds
Lisa Messeri
Lisa Messeri

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Unlocking the power of human networks
Yale Institute for Network Science
Yale Institute for Network Science

How do movement and travel shape our lives?

FAS approaches

Understanding the past through travel writing
Edyta Bojanowska

Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Following the path of Greek and Roman literature in the Americas
Erika Valdivieso

Assistant Professor of Classics

Exploring the movements of the ground beneath our feet
David Bercovici

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

Faculty honors

Six FAS scholars elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Six FAS faculty members who have made important contributions across a range of fields, including economics, physics, mathematics, African American studies, and linguistics, are among the nearly 270 accomplished individuals elected new members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

April 19, 2023

Welcoming new FAS faculty

We are thrilled to welcome new members of the ladder and instructional faculty members who are joining the FAS during the 2022-2023 academic year. Their expertise and approaches span the academic disciplines.


Did you know you can study ASL at Yale?

Yale students study American Sign Language for many different reasons: to connect with people, to teach, to advance accessibility and inclusivity, out of love of language, and more. The ASL program is housed in the FAS Department of Linguistics.

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

What can we learn from fire?

Carla Staver's research is going up in smoke – and that's a good thing. The professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology has started hundreds of experimental fires in African savannas to learn more about how they start and stop burning, and their impact on the environment.

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.