Cornell social scientists research and help solve the world’s most pressing social and behavioral challenges.
Cornell social scientists conduct research to solve the world’s most pressing social challenges. CCSS accelerates, enhances, and amplifies this research by providing advanced computing and other research infrastructure, seeding grants and fellowships, supporting quantitative and qualitative research, and building a diverse and inclusive community of scholars.
At the Cornell Center for Social Sciences, we are actively working to combat systemic racism. Please read a statement from our center and learn about our activities here.
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CCSS is made possible through the support of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation and the following member colleges:
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- College of Human Ecology
- Brooks School of Public Policy
- School of Industrial and Labor Relations
- SC Johnson College of Business
- College of Engineering
- Bowers College of Computing and Information Science
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Please acknowledge CCSS with the following language when publicizing or presenting your research results: “This research was supported by the Cornell Center for Social Sciences.”
To reference a specific program/service, please use the following format:
“This research was supported by Cornell Center for Social Sciences [topic area].”
Professor of Government and Professor of Public Policy
Research focus: Public opinion and political representation, mass incarceration and the legal system, time series analysis.
Contact me for: Questions about the CCSS and any suggestions or ideas for how we can support your research.
What the CCSS has done for me: I am extremely fortunate to have been part of two past theme projects (Judgment, Decision Making, and Social Behavior 2009–12 and The Cause, Consequences, and Future of Mass Incarceration in the United States 2015–18), which created lasting connections and collaborations with social scientists across Cornell, catalyzed several external grants, and supported multiple research projects including my book, Incarceration Nation: How the United States Became the Most Punitive Democracy in the World.
The CCSS Robert S. Harrison directorship is named after Cornell University’s Board of Trustees Chairman Emeritus, Robert S. Harrison, class of ’76.
Research IT Director
286 Clark Hall
Executive Director, Federal Statistical Research Data Center
Associate Professor, Economics and Public Policy
Professor, Brooks School of Public Policy and Department of Sociology
286 Clark Hall
533 Rhodes Hall
286 Clark Hall
740 Rhodes Hall
741 Rhodes Hall
Data Archive Specialist and Assistant Data Custodian
737 Rhodes Hall
Secure Data Services Manager
739 Rhodes Hall
Lead Statistical Consultant
IT Help Desk
734 Rhodes Hall, or Clark Hall
Restricted Data Center Administrator
Cornell Federal Statistical Research Data Center
391 Pine Tree Road
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The CCSS houses activities operated by the former Institute for the Social Sciences.
Dan Lichter, Policy Analysis and Management, and Sociology
Kim Weeden, Sociology
Ken Roberts, Government
Beta Mannix, Johnson Graduate School of Management
David Harris, Sociology