Social sciences students

About Us

The social sciences play a fundamental role within the Brandeis curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. > more

Social sciences students conduct anthropology research

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’ mission as a liberal arts research university. > more

Social science professors tackle issues outside the normal classroom environment.


With faculty committed to student success, professors within the Division work with students inside and beyond the classroom to help students expand their depth and breadth of knowledge. > more

Upcoming Events:

Monday, May 2

  • 12:00 pm, A Poetry Reading and Book Signing Featuring Richard Blanco, Manded 303 Reading Room.  For more information, please contact Rosanna Colcouris at 

Sponsored by the Politics and Latin American and Latino Studies Program with the support of the Gordon Center for American Politics and Policy. Cosponsored by the CAST Minor, the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts, the Department of English, the Creative Writing Program, and the American Studies Program.

Tuesday, May 3

  • 4:30 pm, The Legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia and the Future of the Supreme Court, Mandel Center Room G12. For more information, please contact Rosanna Colcouris at

Panel presented by the Brandeis Universtiy Department of Politics and the Gorodn Center for American Public Policy. Snacks and light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, May 4

  • 12:00 pm, "2016: The Constitution at a Crossroads" a public lecture by Akhil Amar, Mandel G12. For more information, please contact Rosanna Colocouris at 

The Brandeis Politics Department and the Gordon Center for American Public Policy Presents "2016: The Constitution at a Crossroads" a public lecture by Akhil Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University. For the first time in our lifetime—and for one of the few times in modern history—all four federal institutions of power are in partisan play. Come January, the Democrats could control the House, Senate, Presidency, and Supreme Court. Or the Republicans could control all four. Or we could continue with divided government. We are sure to have a new president and the Supreme Court could shift away from Republican control for the first time in nearly half a century. In this talk, Yale Professor Akhil Amar will discuss the constitutional significance of this unusual constitutional moment.