SocialSciences Research News

Social sciences graduate programs earn top dollar funding, prestigious awards

2012 marks the highest grossing year for graduate grants and fellowships in social sciences


Bill Branch Breaking down the fiscal cliff

UCI macroeconomist explains its causes and consequences, should we go over


Sara Goodman Study on integration requirements earns honors for Goodman

Political science professor receives prize from APSA, publication in World Politics


Russell Dalton Dual honors for Dalton's Political Parties and Democratic Linkage

International agencies recognize political scientist's work on parties


Louis DeSipio Expert on the minority vote

DeSipio says the candidate with the minority vote wins the election


Jan Brueckner Check out video of Jan Brueckner being interviewed online by the LA Times

Jan Brueckner, economics professor and department chair, is featured in a video interview with the LA Times October 19, 2012


Jon Sprouse Sprouse receives early career award from LSA

Honor recognizes the cognitive scientist for work on syntactic theory


UCI money exhibition featured on PBS

Bill Maurer, anthropology and law professor and Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion director, is featured on PBS October 11, 2012


Bill Maurer Maurer talks about the future of mobile money

Maurer talks about the future of mobile money


U.S. voters are increasingly independent and undecided, says Dalton in new book

U.S. voters are increasingly independent and undecided, says Dalton in new book


UCI sociologists make their mark at ASA annual meeting

Faculty and graduate students earn awards and key leadership positions on section councils


New faculty in social sciences bring diverse research expertise and experience

Interests span public policy innovation, social inequality, environmental politics, philosophy of mathematics and of physics, and human decision making processes


Brewer and Elyachar receive social sciences research excellence awards

Each honor carries a $5,000 prize


Renowned UCI scholar R. Duncan Luce dies at 87

Recipient of the National Medal of Science, he is an influential figure in social sciences


Edwin Amenta Understanding social movement emergence, media coverage and public sway

Sociology professor Edwin Amenta receives two-year NSF grant to study social movement organizations


Bojan Petrovic New book by Petrovic defines relationship between Islam and government in Muslim states

New book by Petrovic defines relationship between Islam and government in Muslim states


UCI to lead national social computing research center

Intel gives $12.5 million for five-university collaboration


UCI’s IMTFI helps curate mobile money exhibit at the British Museum

UCI’s IMTFI helps curate mobile money exhibit at the British Museum


Sociology honors student Jocelyn Valencia receives the Social Sciences Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis and Williams awards

Sociology honors student Jocelyn Valencia receives the Social Sciences Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis and Williams awards


Chowdhury receives prestigious United Nations internship

Opportunity will allow the econ graduate student to study in New York