Social Sciences Division Resources

  • Social Sciences Research Center: The SSRC hosts research development and methods training sessions and leverages the University’s other research facilities and support options, including the Research Computing Center, the Survey Lab, GIS support, and the Social Science Computing Center. The SSRC also functions as the hub for researchers across the division to access resources/training in social science research methodologies.
  • Center for International Social Science Research: CISSR collects a range of research agendas and methodologies through workshop and seminar series focused on international topics. CISSR offers field research grant competitions every spring, for which CIR students are encouraged to apply. In addition, CISSR sponsors two ongoing forums for work in progress – Empires and Atlantics and History and Social Sciences.
  • Council on Advanced Studies: CAS sponsors interdisciplinary workshops that bring together faculty and graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to discuss work in progress. Graduate students are regular contributors to these workshops. The following may be of particular interest to CIR students:
  • Student Executive Committee: The SEC is part of the university-wide Graduate Council and serves as the representative of the Social Sciences Division in that body. It is composed of five PhD students and two master’s students.