Divisions & Units - Social Sciences

Social Sciences: Distinguished Teaching and Service Awards

The dean and chairs of the Division of Social Sciences initiated the Distinguished Teaching Award to encourage and reward faculty members who have been exceptionally generous and effective in both undergraduate and graduate teaching.  The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a faculty member who has made extraordinary service contributions to their department and to the campus.

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2018 – 2019

Distinguished Teaching Awards

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College Letters Science Graduate Fellowships

Divisions of Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities

Graduate Fellowships 2020-21

Graduate Student In Regalia Walking Past Tree to Commencement

Steven Weber Deconstructs the Future, Bloc by Bloc

October 22, 2019

Steven Weber, a professor of political science and information and director of the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity makes his case on the future of the global enterprise in his new book, Bloc by Bloc: How to Build a Global Enterprise for the New Regional Order. Weber, one of the world’s most expert practitioners of scenario planning, argues that the worldwide network will not completely collapse, but will instead be redefined by the development of competing regional blocs.

Economist Ted Miguel awakens to Nobel Prize dream — well, almost

October 16, 2019

Berkeley eonomist Ted Miguel and his former Ph.D. adviser at Harvard, Michael Kremer, have worked on a poverty-fighting project in Kenya since the 1990s. This groundbreaking project was among the research cited in the announcement of Kremer's 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, and Miguel has been invited to attend the ceremony.

Border walls don’t make us safer or stronger, says political scientist

October 15, 2019

When President Donald Trump was elected in 2016, he vowed to build a “big, beautiful wall” between the United States and Mexico. But the more than 700 miles of barriers already in place at the border — mostly built in the 1990s and early 2000s — have already created more harm than good, says Wendy Brown, a professor of political science at UC Berkeley.

First responders’ daughter fights fire with a mobile app

October 14, 2019

If adversity sparks innovation, the deadly Tubbs Fire fueled alumna Bailey Farren to develop Perimeter, a mobile app to help first responders and citizens alike respond more quickly when wildfires approach. Farren, who earned a double major in cognitive science and rhetoric, is the CEO of Perimeter and heads a seven-member team. Except for one, all are Berkeley alumni; among them is Trevor Greenan, whose childhood home burned in a wildfire in October 2017.

How to make billionaires pay their fair share of taxes

October 11, 2019

Co-authored with UC Berkeley economist Emmanuel Saez. Their new book is The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay.