News & Research Updates

"Who are the "Immigrants"?: How Whites' Diverse Perceptions of Immigrants Shape Their Attitudes" René D. Flores (CISSR 20-21 Faculty Fellow) Assistant Professor, Sociology

"Up in smoke: Califronia's greenhouse gas reductions could be wiped out by 2020 wildfires" Amir Jina (CISSR 22-23 Faculty Fellow) Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy

"In Search of the Next El Dorado: Mining for Capital in a Frontier Market with Colonial Legacies" Kimberly Kay Hoang (CISSR 18-19 Faculty Fellow) Associate Professor, Sociology

French Translation of “Cul-de-Sac: Patrimony, Capitalism, and Slavery in French Saint-Domingue” Paul Chenney (CISSR Board Member) Associate Professor, History 

“The Fox and the Armadillo: An Inquiry into Classic Maya “Animal” Categories” Sarah Newman (CISSR 20-21 Faculty Fellow) Assistant Professor, Anthropology 

“Disclosing the Problem of Empire in Du Bois’s International Thought” Adom Getachew (CISSR Board Member) Assistant Professor, Political Science 

“Up in smoke: California’s greenhouse gas reductions could be wiped out by 2020 wildfires” Amir Jina (CISSR 21-22 Research Fellow) Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy 

“Peace-building proposals are better perceived through a native language than a lingua franca” Boaz Keysar (CISSR 17-21 Research Fellow) Associate Professor, Department of Psychology 

“Spiderweb Capitalism: How Global Elites Exploit Frontier Markets” Kimberly Kay Hoang (CISSR 19-20 Research Fellow) Associate Professor, Sociology 

Past News & Research Updates 



Contemporary Environmental Crises: Perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities from October 20, 2022 

A Roundtable with Faculty from the University of Chicago Committee on Environment, Geography and Urbanization (CEGU). This panel of CEGU faculty considers the contribution of social science and humanities research to our ability to understand—and to shape—emergent environmental conditions, from the local to the planetary scales. The panel brings together scholars from diverse disciplinary locations—archeology, anthropology, economics, English, creative writing, geography, political ecology, philosophy, and public policy—to dialogue and debate about contemporary climate emergencies, their historical genealogies, their uneven geographies, their emergent dynamics, and their future implications.