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The School of Social Sciences at QC unites academic disciplines that treat scholarship as a social and political act.


  • taxation
  • business models
  • globalization
  • ethics
  • logic
  • philosophy of law
  • finance
  • international business
  • quantitative economics
  • human ecology
  • language & ​society
  • material culture
  • culture & power
Political Science Political Science
  • government
  • leadership
  • communications
  • public relations
Urban StudiesUrban Studies
  • labor studies 
  • urban planning 
  • cities and social medicine
  • environmental studies
  • race, class,  gender​
  • law, crime, society​
  • war and revolutien
  • social work
  • data and society
  • data management
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Due to the COVID-19 impact, there are no regular office hours. For all matters, please send an email or leave a phone message at 718-997-5210.

Kate Pechenkina

Kate Pechenkina
Interim Dean of Faculty
School of Social Sciences​

Powdermaker Hall 335
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Queens, NY 11367-1597

News and Events

QC Major/Minor Fair We are inviting all students to join the QC Virtual Major/Minor fair: Nov 4th, 2020 • 12:15 to 1:30 pm to meet with academic advisors and learn about QC programs.

Professor Melissa Checker on Daily News: Will Biden’s plan backfire on low-income communities and people of color?

Please join us for a panel discussion with Drs. Dr. Fiona Vernal and Karren Dunkley on “Bringing Fresh Perspectives to Diversity And Inclusion in Education” on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 4:30 PM via zoom

Professor Deidre Flowers selection for the eight cohort of A'Lelia Bundles Community Scholars program. During this time she will be conducting oral histories from students, faculty/staff, and parents associated with The Modern School its founder Mildred Louise Johnson.

Professor Tim Pugh received a grant from the National Science Foundation for his project entitled "State Emergence and Hyperprimacy at Nixtun-Ch'ich', Petén, Guatemala."

Professor Omri Elisha received a grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for his project entitled "Enchanting Expertise: Knowledge, New Media, and Professionalism in Western Astrology."


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