Social Sciences Division

15 Professors of the Year

15 Professors of the Year

From Robobee creators to Latino studies pioneers, these are FM's picks for the 15 Professors of the Year.

Central Administration

GSAS Council Creates New Position

​The Graduate Student Council voted to modify the council’s constitution to create a new at-large representative position for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in its first meeting of the year on Wednesday.

Social Sciences Division

GSAS Rolls Out Improvements to Funding Packages

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences administrators modified student benefits this semester by granting more flexibility for guaranteed teaching spots and increasing the rate of supplemental payments.

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FAS

The Women Who Leave

A combination of formal processes and informal forces disadvantage women on the FAS tenure track, pushing some to leave before they come up for tenure review.

Native Peoples, Native Politics
Harvard Law School

Forging A Path for Native American Studies

Though offerings in Native American studies at Harvard are few and far between, a small number of committed students and faculty are dedicated to maximizing the resources available to them, and hope to see more opportunities in the future.

The Global Exposure Project Pop-Up Exhibition
Visual Arts

Pop-Up Exhibit Features Student Photography

Photographs from around the world are scattered throughout the third floors of the Harvard Peabody and Natural History Museums this week as a part of a pop-up exhibit called “Global Exposure.”

Social Sciences Division

Fairbank Center Forms Student Group, Citing Interest in China

Members of the newly-formed Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Student Advisory Committee met for the first time this week to discuss how to increase undergraduate involvement at the Center.

William James Hall
College

William James Hall

The social studies department, located in William James Hall, has been criticized by those looking to study non-Western perspectives.

Map of Harvard's Cambridge-Based Centers of International Study
Social Sciences Division

Map of Harvard's Cambridge-Based Centers of International Study

Map of Harvard's Cambridge-Based Centers of International Study within the Social Sciences division of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

William James Hall
Race

Dominance of Western Perspectives Troubles the Social Sciences

American and Western European foci and schools of thought continue to dominate social science fields at Harvard, frustrating some students and faculty even as other perspectives and methods grow.

Social Sciences Division

New Dean of Social Sciences Focuses on Junior Faculty

​Since taking the helm of the Social Sciences division last fall, Dean Claudine Gay said she is prioritizing improving the experience of junior faculty members on the tenure track, which at Harvard is notoriously rigorous.

Religion

Professor Discusses Role of Islam in ISIS

Jocelyne Cesari, a visiting professor of Religion and Politics at the Harvard Divinity School, discussed the politicization of Islam by the Islamic State at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies Tuesday evening.

FAS

After Gen Ed Proposal, Teaching Campaign Looks Ahead

After a committee reviewing General Education recommended a program-wide section target of 12 students, members of a graduate student campaign aimed at lowering section sizes are reevaluating their priorities.

Harvard Teaching Campaign Petition
FAS

Teaching Fellows Praise New Gen Ed Targets

Teaching fellows reacted positively to a recent report by the committee tasked with reviewing the General Education Program.

Early Action Admissions 2020
College

College Accepts 14.8 Percent of Early Applicants to Class of 2020

While the size of the early action pool increased slightly—about 4.3 percent larger than last year—the acceptance rate fell 1.7 percent, with 918 students receiving offers of admission.