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Spanning topics from across the social sciences, the Matrix content stream features in-depth articles about the diverse initiatives sponsored by UC Berkeley's Social Science Matrix, including multi-disciplinary seminars, events, and research.
The Cities content stream explores groundbreaking UC Berkeley research related to the complex problems facing urban environments, both contemporary and historical. Articles in this section draw upon social sciences such as geography, political science, and psychology to provoke thought about the role and nature of cities in the 21st century.
Spanning disciplines ranging from computer science and psychology to anthropology and linguistics, the Cognition stream showcases emerging research related to language, memory, sensory perception, decision-making, and other dimensions of human and machine intelligence.
Spanning topics ranging from global social networks to urban infrastructure, the Complexity research stream spotlights recent studies, books, and events from across the UC Berkeley campus that relate to understanding the dynamics of human organizations and other large-scale systems.
Global challenges like climate change, drought, flooding, and deforestation are closely tied to economics, politics, and other dimensions of human behavior. This content channel showcases recent research from across UC Berkeley related to both natural and built environments.
The Governance content stream covers groundbreaking UC Berkeley research related to laws, power, politics, and other systems that establish and maintain order, whether in families, tribes, organizations, or nations.
From race and gender to nationality and religion, the concept of "identity" is at the heart of humanity's past and future. This content stream spotlights recent research from UC Berkeley social-scientists related to the themes of identity and affiliation.
From monitoring financial markets to assessing the impacts of climate change, risk plays a central role in social science at the individual and societal level. This content stream showcases research from UC Berkeley related to risk in its myriad forms.
Stratification—whether by class, income level, or other categories—plays a major role in shaping human cultures around the world. This research stream highlights recent research from across the UC Berkeley campus related to stratification, inequality, and the invisible lines that divide us.
Thinking critically and deeply about technology has never been more important than in the 21st century, the dawn of the "digital age". The Technology content stream highlights ideas from across the social sciences at UC Berkeley, bringing together historical perspectives, critical analyses, and new ideas and insights about technology.