2021 College and University Fund for the Social Sciences Conference

October 4th 2021


Social Science Reckonings

Monday, October 4, 2021

On October 4, 2021, the Social Science Research Council will convene the institutions of the College and University Fund for the Social Sciences for a virtual conference centered on the theme of “Social Science Reckonings.” One representative from each institution is invited to attend. Panel discussions at the conference will focus on several different reckonings in the social sciences: reckoning with the canon, reckoning with research methods and ethics, and reckoning with institutional incentive structures. The conference agenda is currently under development in coordination with the 2021 conference planning committee: 

Ed Balleisen - Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies
Duke University

Bill Maurer - Dean, School of Social Sciences
University of California, Irvine

Melissa Nobles - Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Raka Ray - Dean, Social Sciences Division
University of California, Berkeley

Amanda Woodward - Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences
University of Chicago

Held every other year, the College and University Fund Conference provides a rare opportunity for academic leaders to devote a full day to collectively considering shared opportunities and challenges facing the social sciences and related fields. The 2019 conference focused on the present and future of transregional and global research. Highlights and recommendations from the 2019 event are available here.

For more information about the College and University Fund for the Social Sciences Conference, please contact us at CUF@ssrc.org.