The SSRC is an independent, international, nonprofit organization. It fosters innovative research, nurtures new generations of social scientists, deepens how inquiry is practiced within and across disciplines, and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues.
Peter Coviello is professor of English at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He has written about the history of sexuality, queer
children, pop songs, nineteenth-century American literature, Mormon polygamy, step-parenthood, and much besides. In 2017-18, he was on fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His newest book, "Long Players: A Love Story in Eighteen Songs," will appear from Penguin Books in June of 2018.