Humanities and Social Sciences

Discover the value of a degree in the humanities and social sciences, in which you can study something you enjoy while developing skills that can transfer to various professions. Our panel participants hold humanities and social sciences degrees from the College and many continued on to obtain PhDs. Hear from alumni, including three current professors, about how they earned PhDs and what they are doing within careers in Academia/Research. Attend the roundtable discussions to hear how a diverse group of alumni have leveraged their undergraduate experiences and professional networks to advance into a variety of successful careers, from freelancing to non-profit research analysis. Learn how you can do the same.

Panel Participants

Allen Sanderson

Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics and the College, The University of Chicago

Allen Sanderson is a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics and the College. He teaches Economics 19800 and 19900, an introductory survey sequence. He also teaches and researches the economics of sports. Recent publications and research include journal articles on competitive balance in sports, sports labor markets, the economic impact of universities on their communities, and the case for paying college athletes. He is a regular columnist for Chicago Life. Mr. Sanderson won a Quantrell Award in 1998 and has run the Chicago marathon three times. Recent alumni speaking engagements have taken him to cities such as Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico City, Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, and New York City.