Juliet Williams, Chair
Welcome to the UCLA Social Science Interdepartmental Program!
The SSIDP supports research and teaching collaborations across departments in the UCLA Division of Social Sciences and beyond, with a focus on methodological innovation and creative problem-solving. Our programs encourage innovative social science research by bringing diverse faculty and students together to generate new understanding of key social issues. At the same time, we aim to transform research training in the social sciences for the twenty-first century with initiatives that rethink traditional approaches to teaching and learning.
Our current programs include the Writing Initiative, the Teaching Innovation Initiative, the T-Lab and the new Master of Social Science Program. We look forward to an exciting year ahead, and hope you will join us in re-envisioning the future of social science.