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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 Studies Urban 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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Kate Pechenkina

Kate Pechenkina
Interim Dean of Faculty
School of Social Sciences​
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65-30 Kissena Blvd
Queens, NY 11367-15​97

News and Events​

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2021 ∙ 12:15 PM​: How Healthy is American Democracy?  A Political Science Faculty Roundtable. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL EVENT.

New article by Professor Vanessa Perez (Political Science) America's first voter identification laws: The effects of personal registration and declining political party competition on presidential election turnout, 1880–1916 has been published in Electoral Studies.

Professor Strassler's book, Demanding images: Democracy, mediation, and the image-event in Indonesia.

Professor Tom Ort (History Department)  is the recipient of a NEH grant for Hispanic Serving Institutions for his project The Afterlife of a Death: Meaning, Memory, and the Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich.

Our alum, Raphael Kintzer (who graduated with Honors from Economics at QC) earned an M.S. in Data Science from Columbia University this Spring 2020.​

Priscila Soto, an Economics major, launched a new vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics line, Blameless by Pris​Her company supports blameless animals and helps stop animal cruelty by designing a 100% cruelty-free collection of makeup product.

New article by Professor Anna Bounds (Sociology) “New Yorkers’ Street Smarts and Survival Smarts During the Pandemic: Preppers, Community Resilience and Local Citizenship” is forthcoming in Urbana.

In case you missed our recent student-lead discussion with Stephen R. Jackson, Ashley P. Fils-Aime, Tamara Rice, Christina Rivera, Brandon Tatis, and Sujen Wu Wu, moderated by Karl A. Mitchell on​ Diversity and Inclusion in QC Curriculum​, please watch it on YouTube.​

Please join faculty and graduate students for a virtual Graduate Information Session to explore the Master's Program in Data Analytics and Applied Social Research at Queens College. Wednesday, December 9 at 12:15 PM, on Zoom.​

We are delighted to share that Núria Rodríguez-Planas, QC Professor of Economics, has published an article, entitled "Is the math gender gap associated with gender equality? Only in low-income countries​" at the Economics of Education Review.

language-and-revolutionary-magicNew book by QC Anthropology Professor Juan Rodriguez Aponte: Language and Revolutionary Magic in the Orinoco Delta. Bloomsbury Academic.

In case you missed our recent 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 watch the recording

New book by QC Professor of Sociology, Anna Maria Bounds: "Bracing for the Apocalypse" Routledge Press.

Latin American and Latino Studies Program Lecture and Discussion, Prof. Carla Santamaria, Brooklyn College, "The New Keys of History: Reggaeton as a Mirror of the Puerto Rican Socio-Political Context in the 21 Century."​ The event will be on Monday Nov 23rd 12:15-1:15 pm. To register, click here

Dana Davis’ book Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy and Premature Birth won the senior book prize given by the Association For Feminist Anthropology. It also won an honorable mention for the 2020 Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing, given by the Society for Humanistic Anthropology. And it was listed by NY Magazine as one of the top 7 books on anti-racism for 2020! This makes Reproductive Injustice one of the most award winning books of the year!

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?

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.


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