Corporate Social Responsibility, BLM, and Consumer Activism

Below is an excerpt from the CSBS’s podcast with Dr. Ishva Minefee, Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the University of Illinois, in the Gies College of Business.   In this episode, Dr. Minefee talks with CSBS Research Scientist Peter Ondish about his experience seeing how companies in South Africa differed in their social messaging around […]

CSBS Small Grant Success Story: Dr. Brian Ogolsky

Brian Ogolsky, PhD, is the Director of Graduate Studies and an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies, with affiliate appointments in the Center for Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS), School of Labor and Employment Relations, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, and Family Law and Policy Program. Dr. Ogolsky’s research […]

Illinois researchers gather to discuss “The Future of Work”

The digital revolution has led to significant changes in work throughout the past several decades. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an even more rapid and impactful transformation of work across several dimensions, leaving much uncertainty as to how we can constructively move forward. As part of its mission to unite interdisciplinary researchers around relevant and […]

An interview with the Policy & Research Legislative Fellows

Graduate students participating in the Policy & Research Legislative Fellowship run by CSBS get hands-on experience bridging the gap between theory and practice at state level. Read more below about two of these students, Special Education graduate student Rebecca Folkerts as she talks about working with State Representative Ammons to provide child welfare policy recommendations […]

Alcohol addiction: why we drink and its social impact

Below is an excerpt from the CSBS’s podcast with Dr. Catharine Fairbairn, Helen Corley Petit Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois. In this episode, Dr. Fairbairn talks with CSBS Research Scientist Peter Ondish about the unique and fascinating journey she had into understanding addictions through research. We discuss the surprising cultural, social, and […]

CSBS Small Grant Success Story: Nancy McElwain

Nancy McElwain, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, with affiliate appointments in the Center for Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS), the Family Resiliency Center, and the Personalized Nutrition Initiative in the Carle R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology. Prof. […]

UIUC Joins the Social Science Research Council’s College & University Fund

UIUC recently joined the College and University Fund for the Social Sciences (CUF). A key aim of the CUF is to foster the kind of funding needed for large-scale research that produces solutions to pressing social problems by connecting the nation’s most active research institutions with public and private funders of social and behavioral science. […]