Thematic Areas

Through a two-year, college-wide process involving the review of more than 50 cross-disciplinary proposals identifying areas of existing research excellence, the College of Social Science selected five focal or thematic areas to amplify and advance research aimed at addressing some of the most pressing or emerging social problems facing the region, nation and world. Each thematic area cluster brings together new and existing faculty from multiple social science disciplines to engage in interdisciplinary projects that will offer data-driven solutions to these problems.