Regius Lecture: The Importance of Studying Difference and Change in the Social Sciences

  • Mon 12 - Tue 13 Mar 18


  • Colchester Campus

    Essex Business School

  • Event speaker

    Professor Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Regius Lecture

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Fay Wilson

In 2013, the Department of Government at the University of Essex was awarded the prestigious Regius Professorship by Her Majesty the Queen for fifty years of excellence in research and education. To celebrate this honour, each year one world-class scholar in political science gives a presentation to the university community.

This year, we welcome Professor Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier who is Vernal Riffe Professor of Political Science and Professor of Sociology by courtesy, The Ohio State University.

The social sciences are at a critical juncture and the world needs our answers. The study of temporal change and individual differences is fundamental to making correct inferences that will help address fundamental societal questions about health, education, and government.

Time series, event history and network science are three approaches that eloquently equip researchers not only to ask new questions but also to reveal new answers to old inquiries. Communicating social science methods is important for reestablishing public confidence in the role of social scientists as well as for settling internal debates about replication, pluralistic approaches, and the role of big data.

This lecture will be followed by a reception.

To secure your place at this free event, please register via the booking link.