faculty headshots on yellow background

UChicago’s Center for International Social Science Research, under the Division of the Social Sciences, has announced the 2024-2025 cohort of Faculty Fellows. Since 2017 CISSR’s Faculty Fellows Program has supported international, transnational, and global research projects that are empirical in nature.

The program is designed to support social scientists from any discipline, working in any geographic region, regardless of methodological approach. The center provides up to $25,000 for faculty research projects at any stage of development.

This year’s fellows will address topics that include spatial heterogeneity in social science research and the legacy of slavery in eastern Nigeria. They will build on research covering the COVID-19 pandemic in China and relationships in pre-Roman Iberia. And they will explore the precise definition of "neighborhood" as well as the reception of asylum-seekers in Chicago. The topics are broad and impactful, with implications that stretch from academia to policy