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Underground '68: A Movie Based on a Senior Thesis!

February 21, 2019

Come see the first screening of “Underground ’68,” a movie based on Ariel Smolik-Valles’s 2017 Social Studies senior thesis!

Directed by Peter Coonradt ‘68, produced by Professor Richard Thomas … screening at the Brattle Theater on Wednesday, February 27that 7 p.m.

We’d love to have a great turnout from Social Studies! To join Anya and other faculty that night, ...

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Theory Matters! February 13th, 7pm

February 6, 2019
Join us for Dr. Tracey Rosen's Theory Matters talk, "The Harvard Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism," on Wednesday, February 13th in William James Hall 305. 

Senior Meeting - September 6th

August 22, 2018
There is a mandatory meeting for seniors on Thursday, September 6th at 3:00 in WJH B1. Please make every effort to attend this meeting, as we will not be able to repeat this information individually.

First Social Studies 10 Lecture - September 4th

August 22, 2018
The first Social Studies 10 lecture will be held on Tuesday, September 4th from 12:45 to 2:45 in CGIS South S010 (Tsai Auditorium). Students planning to take this class must attend the first lecture on September 4th to be admitted.

Alumni Wine and Cheese Reception - May 25th

April 19, 2018
Social Studies alumni are invited to a wine and cheese reception on the Friday of reunion weekend from 4:00-5:00. Visit our new home on the 3rd floor of William James Hall, reminisce about taking Social Studies 10 and turning in your thesis, and network with fellow Social Studies alumni. You can also meet our ever-expanding roster of Social Theorist stuffed animals (Karl Marxupial, Max Webear, Emile Duckheim, etc). RSVP to Lauren Doan by May 21st. We look forward to seeing you and hearing about your life post-Social Studies!

Thesis Writing Fellows Hours

January 22, 2018

Our thesis writing fellows, Hannah Callaway and Adam Sandel, will be offering writing support for seniors at various times on Tuesdays and Fridays starting January 19th. You can sign up by the half-hour to bring a piece of writing to Hannah or Adam and/or to get advice about writer’s block, an introduction or conclusion, or other writing challenges you may be encountering. Past thesis students have...

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