Social Sciences Division

Jorge Dominguez

Gov Grad Students Send Letter Demanding More Action on Dominguez

The same day the graduate students sent the letter, administrators announced the department was undertaking several initiatives in response to the allegations.

New Racial Order

Gov Dept Forms Committee to Investigate Climate Post-Dominguez

Administrators also outlined a series of steps the department is taking to address academic and cultural concerns surrounding the allegations.


Levitsky, Ziblatt To Talk Trump as Part of New Gov. Dept. Program

​Government professors Stephen R. Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt will discuss their bestselling book, “How Democracies Die," at a "Gov Books" event on Wednesday.

Social Sciences Division

Government Department Hires Two Senior Faculty from Princeton

Princeton political science professors Christina Davis ‘93 and Kosuke Imai will be joining Harvard’s Government department next year as full professors.

Social Sciences Division

Sociology Professor Michèle Lamont Wins Erasmus Prize

The prize’s foundation cited Lamont’s “devoted contribution to social science research into the relationship between knowledge, power and diversity.”

University Hall, Fall 2017
Social Sciences Division

Forty-Eight Seniors in Class of 2018 Chosen for Phi Beta Kappa

The students will be formally inducted into the society on Nov. 29.

University President Drew G. Faust

Social Science Chairs Meet with Presidential Search Committee Representatives

Chairs from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences discussed their preferences for a presidential candidate, but agreed not to bring up names of specific candidates for the job.

Patents and Innovation
Social Sciences Division

Economist Heidi Williams Talks Patents and Cancer Research

MIT Economics professor Heidi L. Williams explored the economic incentives behind cancer research in a lecture Wednesday.


Economics Department Looks to Hire Faculty, Increase Department's Diversity

The Economics department has been working with Psychology professor Mahzarin R. Banaji to recruit female faculty and faculty of color.


Gov Department to Lose a Second Female Professor

The Government department will lose its second female professor in a single year—a trend department administrators hope to combat with future hires.

Federal Funding in Fiscal Year 2016

Professors Fear Loss of Federal Arts, Humanities Funding

Professors and administrators are bracing for the potential elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Protest Lecturer
Student Life

From the Lectern to the Loudspeaker

Recent events—most notably, President Donald Trump's election—have stirred an activist's sensibility in some Harvard professors.

Social Sciences Division

Ethnic Studies Proponents Plan Advocacy Efforts

Students and alumni emphasized the need to recruit new ethnic studies advocates, as many of the movement’s organizers will soon graduate.

my.Harvard courses

The Most Savage Q-Guide Comments of 2016

If you're looking for another way to procrastinate in the course search for this semester, check out these Q-Guide comments. Some are hilarious, some are desperate, and some are just truly disturbing.


Phi Beta Kappa Selects ‘Senior 48’ for Class of 2017

In total, 48 seniors will be inducted into the oldest undergraduate honor society in the United States, joining the 24 students selected last spring.