Scholarship and Research

Promoting knowledge of social and cultural behavior across many different societies and eras, research and scholarship produced by professors within the Division is a central component of Brandeis’ core mission.

Social scientists at Brandeis have pioneered new ways of seeing and understanding social problems, both in their historical and contemporary, and local and global, dimensions. Our unit is exemplary in its many courses and experiential learning opportunities devoted to exploring such varied social issues as cultural diversity, identity, social inequalityglobalization, health and communication.   

Our multifaceted research into the causes, manifestations, and possible remedies of inequality, conflict and intolerance help build a foundation for our many social sciences departments and programs that enjoy national prominence.

Social sciences professors also foster future scholars by working with undergraduate students, incorporating them into ongoing research.