In A Field All His Own: The Life and Career of James C. Scott

Professor James Scott
May 8, 2023

The Oral History Center at UC Berkeley is proud to release, In A Field All His Own: The Life and Career of James C. Scott, a documentary that offers an unprecedented look at the famed Yale political scientist.

“The film draws from nearly thirty hours of oral history interviews with Professor Scott and affiliated scholars at Yale and UC Berkeley to trace the intellectual journey of the award-winning social scientist from his childhood in New Jersey through each of the ground-breaking works he produced throughout his accomplished career.

The Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University, with appointments in anthropology and the school of forestry and environmental studies,  is regarded by many as one of the most influential thinkers of our time. Throughout his career, his scholarship became a series of major interventions that impacted dozens of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences.”

Read the full release here.