2021 CUF Talks: Social Science Reckonings

Over the past few years, the social and behavioral sciences have been extraordinarily active in furthering understanding of the multiple upheavals we have all experienced – including a pandemic, a US electoral crisis, and a racial reckoning sparked by police violence but with deep historical and structural roots. At the same time, the historical and structural roots of racism and exclusion within the social sciences (and elsewhere in the academy) have been foregrounded in ways that call for recognition and action. For this group of CUF Talks, we invited scholars from across our network to openly and critically discuss the need for various reckonings in social science, and to investigate paths forward for making the social and behavioral sciences more inclusive.