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  • Linde Institute Postdoctoral Instructor in Economics

Fedor Sandomirskiy

HSS is home to exceptional talents, distinct methods, and diverse tastes. This dissimilarity, along with an openness to ideas of others, makes HSS unique. Witnessing the magic of interdisciplinary work in action and, moreover, being a part of it is amazing."

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  • Professor of Social Science History

Tracy Dennison

Our memories for epidemics are very short. We keep hearing that things will never be the same again, but that's not what the history tells us. Some things may change, but the kind of profound social reorganization one might expect is unlikely."

Charles Plott
  • William D. Hacker Professor of Economics and Political Science

Charles R. Plott

Caltech’s continuing focus on the formalization, integration, and experimental testing of basic principles of economics and political science creates challenges, intellectual excitement, and an integrated body of science that continues to grow and find important applications that will span many decades."

Julia Hori
  • Fletcher Jones Foundation Postdoctoral Instructor in Contemporary Literature (2020–21)

Julia Hori

I think coming from a different discipline or background, the questions that emerge are just different. Also, perhaps the students are a little bit less afraid to ask certain grounding questions that a student with a major in English might not ask. And these questions actually help to facilitate the conversation tremendously."

Gabriel Lopez-Moctezuma
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science

Gabriel Lopez-Moctezuma

Caltech pioneered the use of mathematical models to explain political behavior, including voting and bargaining. The research I do would not be possible without these early contributions."

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  • PhD '18, Social Sciences

Lucas Núñez

The mix and interactions between multiple social science disciplines at HSS make it a uniquely enriching place to study."