Professors in the School of Social Science share a common view regarding the importance of the unity of social science: hence the singular. Although each of them is rooted in his or her discipline, all do work and engage in debates that transcend disciplinary boundaries. Their critical approach extends to both epistemological and social issues. The scholarly inquiry they conduct addresses contemporary issues from a variety of perspectives but always includes a theoretical edge.



Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor
Email: dfassin@ias.edu

Academic Assistant:
Munirah Bishop


Distinguished Visiting Professor

Axel Honneth, Jack C. Weinstein Professor for the Humanities
in the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University and
Director of the Institute for Social Research at Goethe University Frankfurt
Email: ahonneth@ias.edu

IAS Academic Assistant:
Munirah Bishop



Joan Wallach Scott
Michael Walzer

Former Faculty

Danielle S. Allen
Clifford Geertz
Albert O. Hirschman
Eric S. Maskin
Dani Rodrik