Social Studies

In the News

CLA Social Science research making headlines.

How to remember the wartime Japanese-American incarceration

Historian Yuichiro Onishi places the history in the present.

Why More Democrats Are Now Embracing Conspiracy Theories

UMN political scientists Christina Farhart, Joanne Miller, and Kyle Saunders study how Democrats and Republicans changed in their conspiracy beliefs during the 2016 election.

Morality Built Upon Atheism? digs into research from U of M sociologists Penny Edgell, Joseph Gerteis, and Doug Hartmann that shows atheists remain America’s most disliked “religious” group.

Changing "Work-Life Balance" to "Work-Family Fit"

The New York Times explores American Sociological Review research by Phyllis Moen and colleagues to show why a shift to considering employees’ “work-family fit” is a win for companies, too.