Declare the Education and Society Minor Online

Third-year students in the College wishing to declare the Education and Society Minor may now do so using an online form.

Apply for Post-Doctoral Research with COE

The Committee on Education seeks two postdoctoral researchers in basic or applied research on early childhood development.

New Faculty Publications

Committee on Education Faculty have authored a number of recent books that break new ground in the field of education research.

The Committee on Education is rooted in two basic tenets. The first is that scholars studying aspects of education within their disciplines will benefit from interdisciplinary interchange. The second is that a well-orchestrated interplay between researchers and practitioners will foster outstanding new scholarship.



The Committee on Education seeks two postdoctoral researchers in basic or applied research on early childhood development. Learn more about the position here.

Congratulations to Caroline Kelly (Crown) for winning an American Educational Research Association Division H Graduate Research Award for her work on “Medicaid Expansion in Chicago Public Schools: A Mixed Methods Study”

Professor Susan Goldin-Meadow (Psychology) recently published a book titled Thinking with Your Hands: The Surprising Science Behind How Gestures Shape Our Thoughts (2023) . Read more about it here.

Five Committee on Education Pre-Doctoral Fellows were recipients of the 2020-2021 W. Allison David Research Awards. They include Karlyn Gorski (Sociology), Ezra Karger (Economics), David Knight (Political Science), Darnell Leatherwood (Crown), and Helen Lee (CHD). Read more about the awards here.

In Remembrance: Dan Lortie, Influential Sociologist of Education. 

The Committee on Education has received a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, which will fund two cohorts of doctoral students in the social sciences with an interest in education research. View a press release about this program’s launch here.





Media Mentions


Committee on Education faculty member Eve Ewing (Crown) is interviewed by New York Times columnist Ezra Klein on a July 2021 episode of the Ezra Klein Show. Listen here.

Committee faculty member Anjali Adukia’s (Harris) new working paper on skin tone in children’s book is profiled by “The 74.” Read more here.

Committee faculty member Stephen Raudenbush’s (Sociology) research on Double-Dose Algebra in Chicago Public Schools is profiled in the summer edition of Dialogo, the quarterly news publication of the Division of the Social Sciences. Read it here.

Elaine Allensworth (UChicago Consortium) is quoted in a May 2021 Chicago Sun-Times article about pandemic learning loss. Read it hereShe is also quoted in an April 2021 Chalkbeat Chicago article on plans for summer schools in Chicago Public Schools. Read that article here.