Sociologist Karl Alexander and developmental psychologist and community activist Lenora B. Fulani are among the country's important and influential voices in dispelling long held beliefs about poverty in America.
"The term lurker connotes a low-value role in online communities. Despite making up the majority of members, these invisible individuals are often cast as peripheral players who should be encouraged to participate more fully."
The Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS) invites applications for its 2015-2016 Dissertation Fellows. The program supports work across the six social science departments within the School of Humanities & Sciences. Particular encouragement is provided to graduate students whose research crosses disciplinary boundaries, relies upon computational social science methods, and/or analyzes large, complex data sets. However, any social science graduate student at the dissertation writing stage is welcome to apply.
National prosperity is not typically seen as a product of profound agricultural transformation. At the same time, the few sustained post-war economic “miracles” (as in Korea, Taiwan, Japan, for example) have all been in contexts that experienced tremendous transformation of agricultural property rights and political relationships. As part of Stanford Libraries' sixth Dr. Sam-Chung Hsieh Memorial Lecture, Dr. Marcus Kurtz will present on market-building, demography, and the social foundations of growth. Read more.
Barbara Voss, IRiSS Faculty Fellow, featured in a Humanities Center's interview, is investigating how anti-immigrant violence factored into the May 4, 1887 fire that laid waste to the San Jose, CA Chinatown.