Richard P. Taub, esteemed sociologist who studied Chicago neighborhoods, 1937–2020

Richard P. Taub, a prolific and wide-ranging University of Chicago sociologist who dedicated his career to studying urban economic development and public policy, especially in Chicago neighborhoods, died Aug. 19. He was 83.


Michael Silverstein, groundbreaking anthropologist and linguist, 1945-2020

Prof. Michael Silverstein, a leading University of Chicago anthropologist who made groundbreaking contributions to linguistic anthropology and helped define the field of sociolinguistics, died July 17 in Chicago following a battle with brain cancer. He was 74.