For a century, social scientists have avoided genetics like the plague. But the nature-nurture wars are over. In the past decade, a small but intrepid group of economists, political scientists, and sociologists have harnessed the genomics revolution to paint a more complete picture of human social life than ever before. The Genome Factor describes the latest astonishing discoveries being made at the scientific frontier where genomics and the social sciences intersect.
Monday, Nov 13, 2017
What would happen if hundreds of social scientists and data scientists worked together on a scientific challenge to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in the United States?
Monday, Oct 2, 2017
Matt Desmond has received the 2017 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award for Evicted. The book also received the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal, the Order of the Coif Biennial Book Award, and the Silver Gavel Award of the American Bar Association.
Monday, Jul 10, 2017
Meet the new faculty members joining the Department of Sociology this year.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Dalton Conley was just a kid in 1970s New York, but lessons about race and class came quickly.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
The Society for Applied Anthropology has awarded Douglas Massey, the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, and Jorge Durand Arp-Nisen of the University of Guadalajara in Mexico, the 2018 Bronislaw Malinowski Award.
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
Six Princeton University faculty members will receive funding to work on innovative, cross-disciplinary education research projects over the next two academic years.
Friday, Mar 3, 2017
Matthew Salganik and Chris Bail are creating the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, which will be funded by the Russell Sage Foundation. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in the social and data sciences (broadly conceived) to computational social science.
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
Han Zhang has won the Mayer N. Zald Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Student Paper Award from the Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements of ASA for his paper "Causal Impact of Witnessing Political Protest on Civic Engagement".