The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge offers a broad range of courses cross-listed with a broad range of departments at the University of Chicago, including History, the Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, and Comparative Human Development.
Our goal is to prepare students for interdisciplinary PhD study in social science, and for leadership positions at research institutions, government agencies, non-profits, and the private sector.
During the 2020–21 academic year, our faculty will offer the following courses:
- Data: History and Literature (Anastasia Klimchynskaya, Alexander Campolo)
- Technologies of Race Making (Iris Clever)
- SIFK MAPSS Core: Ways of Knowing (Yan Slobodkin, Anastasia Klimchynskaya) *
- Media, Environment, and Risk (Thomas Pringle)
- * "Ways of Knowing" is a required seminar for all students wishing to undertake the Formation of Knowledge MAPSS track
A selection of previous courses offered at The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge include:
- Seeing and Knowing (Alex Campolo)
- Medicine and Society in America (Michael Rossi)
- Race, Land, and Empire: History, Intersectionality, and the Meanings of America (Isaiah Lorado Wilner)
- Political Theologies of Slavery and Freedom in the Atlantic World (Alex Mazzaferro)
- How to Build a Global Empire (Stuart M. McManus)
- The Invention of Hunger (Yan Slobodkin)
- Human Rights and Humanitarianism in the Modern World (Yan Slobodkin)