UC Berkeley’s flagship institute for social science research

Our purpose is captured in our name: we provide an organizational framework—a “matrix”—that supports cross-disciplinary research pursued by social scientists across the University of California, Berkeley campus and beyond.

Podcast

Interview

Published May 31, 2024

The Emotions of Dyadic Relationships: An Interview with Jenna Wells and Felicia Zerwas

This episode of the Matrix Podcast features an interview with Jenna Wells and Felicia Zerwas, who at the time of the interview were Ph.D. candidates in the UC Berkeley Department of Psychology. The interview was conducted by Julia Sizek, Matrix Postdoctoral Fellow.

Learn More >

Grants and Opportunities

News

Published May 23, 2017

2017-2018 Matrix Research Teams Announced

Social Science Matrix is pleased to announce our 2017-2018 Matrix Research Teams, groups of scholars from across disciplines who will investigate issues ranging from human rights and immigration to infrastructure, digital privacy, and communication between physicians and patients.

Learn More >

Matrix Lecture

Recap

Published May 22, 2017

An Orderly Mess: Helga Nowotny

View the video of the 2017 Social Science Matrix Distinguished Lecture, presented by Helga Nowotny, Professor emerita of Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich, and a founding member of the European Research Council.

Learn More >

Other Events

Recap

Published May 22, 2017

2017 Matrix Open House

On May 4, 2017, Social Science Matrix held an Open House to celebrate the end of the academic year. Check out our gallery of images and video of introductory remarks by William Hanks, Director of Social Science Matrix.

Learn More >

Inequality

Article

Published May 2, 2017

Bikes and the Changing City

UC Berkeley Geography Lecturer John G. Stehlin reflects on using the bicycle as a lens to understand gentrification and local inequities.

Learn More >

Health

Article

Published March 16, 2017

Network Survival Method

Dennis Feehan, Assistant Professor in the UC Berkeley Department of Demography, explains a pioneering approach to predicting adult mortality.

Learn More >

Other Events

Recap

Published March 9, 2017

Clair Brown, “Buddhist Economics”

On March 2, 2017, Clair Brown, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Society at UC Berkeley, discussed her new book, Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science.

Learn More >