A Liberal Arts Education for the 21st Century

A Liberal Arts Education for the 21st Century

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University offers students the best of both worlds: the intimacy of a liberal arts college, and the state-of-the-art facilities, breadth of offerings, and the accomplished faculty of a global research institution.

One of the distinctive features of our scholarly community is how engaged our faculty and students are in public issues - both locally and globally. We are creating new knowledge and building new frameworks for thinking about the past and making the world a better place in the 21st century.

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Mai’a K. Davis Cross

International Cooperation Against All Odds

Professor Mai’a K. Davis Cross joined the College of Social Sciences and Humanities in 2013 and serves as the Edward W. Brooke Professor of Political Science, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, as well as the Director of Graduate Studies. Professor Cross’ expertise focuses on..
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Rod K. Brunson

Pillars of Strength in Communities of Color

Professor Rod K. Brunson joined Northeastern in July 2019 as the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Professor of Public Life in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Department of Political Science. He also holds the position of Director of Graduate Mentoring and Diversity Initiatives at the College of Social..
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