Faculty, graduate students and undergraduates in the Social Sciences Division conduct research on a wide range of questions and problems. In our fieldsites, labs, archives and classrooms we engage with historical and contemporary issues around the globe ranging from cultural diversity and identity to health policy to immigration to aging. We utilize multiple research methods striving to learn with and from one another and with those we meet in the process. Faculty research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, National Endowment for the Humanities, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, John Templeton Foundation and more.

For Faculty interested in getting involved in research collaborations with Undergraduates, the division of Social Sciences has developed the Undergraduate and Faculty Research Partnerships

Current faculty-led research projects include:

Research Spotlight

Person holding bundle of greens from Farmer's Market
Cultivating the City - A Conversation with Sara Shostak

Read an interview with Sara Shostak (Sociology and HSSP) about the research which informs her current book project, Cultivating the City: Nature, Neighborhoods, and the Emergence of Urban Agriculture (under advanced contract with the Nature, Society and Culture Series, Rutgers University Press).