Social Sciences Division
The medal — the University’s highest honor in the field of African and African American studies — recognizes individuals who have made “significant contributions” to African and African American culture.
Lawrence D. Bobo, professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology, will become the dean of Social Science on October 1.
Several Harvard social science professors criticized President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.
Lewis holds a joint assistant professorship in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Department of African and African American Studies.
Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences students were much more likely to vote to unionize in Harvard’s election last week than were Sciences and Engineering and Applied Sciences students.
King and Persily’s commission, composed of academics across the social sciences, will have access to all of Facebook’s user data in an anonymized form.
Some professors believe the measures, meant to ensure faculty members' "professional loyalty" remains with Harvard, are too stringent.
Faculty and staff say that the Social Studies’ mandatory thesis is an intense project that likely requires summer research, though some upperclassmen worry about lost opportunities during their junior summer.
The same day the graduate students sent the letter, administrators announced the department was undertaking several initiatives in response to the allegations.
Administrators also outlined a series of steps the department is taking to address academic and cultural concerns surrounding the allegations.
Government professors Stephen R. Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt will discuss their bestselling book, “How Democracies Die," at a "Gov Books" event on Wednesday.
Princeton political science professors Christina Davis ‘93 and Kosuke Imai will be joining Harvard’s Government department next year as full professors.
The prize’s foundation cited Lamont’s “devoted contribution to social science research into the relationship between knowledge, power and diversity.”