Among the world’s top 2 percent of scientists are 27 faculty from the UC Irvine School of Social Sciences. The list, released by Stanford University and published in PLOS Biology, includes 445 faculty from UC Irvine and 159,683 researchers in total. Rankings are based on faculty publications and career citations beginning in the 20th century through the end of 2018. 

“The School of Social Sciences boasts an incredibly eminent group of faculty across all disciplines, while maintaining its commitment to undergraduate instruction and research. With prominent emeriti and mid-career scholars who have already achieved distinction, this list affirms a continuing commitment to excellence and social sciences’ contribution to UC Irvine’s reputation as a research powerhouse,” says Bill Maurer, UCI social sciences dean. He’s among the list of 27 social sciences faculty which includes (alphabetically):

Tom Boellstorff, Professor, Anthropology
Jan Brueckner, Distinguished Professor, Economics
Carter Butts, Professor, Sociology
Russell Dalton, Emeritus Professor, Political Science
Barbara Dosher, Distinguished Professor, Cognitive Sciences
Linton Freeman, Professor, Sociology (deceased)
Bernard Grofman, Distinguished Professor, Political Science
Gregory Hickok, Professor, Cognitive Sciences
Tarow Indow, Professor Emeritus, Cognitive Sciences (deceased)
Jeffrey Krichmar, Professor, Cognitive Sciences
Judith Kroll, Distinguished Professor, Language Science
Michael Lee, Professor, Cognitive Sciences
R. Duncan Luce, Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Cognitive Sciences (deceased)
Bill Maurer, Professor, Anthropology
David Meyer, Professor, Sociology
David Neumark, Distinguished Professor, Economics
Jeffrey Rouder, Falmagne Endowed Chair and Professor, Cognitive Sciences
Ruben Rumbaut, Distinguished Professor, Sociology
Stergios Skepardas, Clifford S. Heinz Chair and Professor, Economics
Brian Skyrms, Distinguished Professor, Logic & Philosophy of Science
Kenneth Small, Emeritus Professor, Economics
David Snow, Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Sociology
Dorothy Solinger, Emeritus Professor, Political Science
George Sperling, Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Cognitive Sciences
Ramesh Srinivasan, Professor and Chair, Cognitive Sciences
Mark Steyvers, Professor, Cognitive Sciences
Kristin Turney, Professor, Sociology

Social sciences faculty named in the list represent seven of the school’s nine departments and a cumulative publication count of 2,605 papers. 

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