Division of Social Science

The distinguished faculty in the Social Science division of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences are renowned scholars and practitioners who critically examine human society and its interactions so to advance knowledge and address the challenges we face today. They research human cognition, behavior, values, health, and policy to provide insights into the social challenges that exist within and across communities around the globe. In their teaching, they train students at all levels to be active and engaged leaders in our society.

The divisional dean of Social Science is Alan Gerber.

In the list of Social Science units below, programs are labeled as such, and those marked with † are cross-divisional.

Departments

Anthropology

Anne Underhill

Chair

Economics

Tony Smith

Chair

Linguistics

Raffaella Zanuttini

Chair

Political Science

Gregory Huber

Chair

Psychology

Tyrone Cannon

Chair

Sociology

Grace Kao

Chair

Humanities/Social Science Departments & Programs

African American Studies†

Jacqueline Goldsby

Chair

American Studies (Program)†

Michael Denning

Chair

Ethnicity, Race, and Migration (Program)†

Alicia Schmidt Camacho

Chair

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Program)†

Margaret Homans

Chair

Roderick Ferguson, spring 2020

Acting Chair

Additional Program