Alumni

Recent posts that review the contributions of our alumni.

UCLA California Center for Population Research Commemorates Its 20th Anniversary

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On October 11-12, 2018, the California Center for Population Research (CCPR) commemorated its 20th anniversary. Its first session on Thursday engaged population research in Los Angeles on families and neighborhoods, schools, eviction and…

LA Social Science Presents "Conversations with Changemakers" Featuring Dr. Karen Umemoto

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Dr. Karen Umemoto is a professor in the Department of Asian American Studies and the Luskin School.  She is also a UCLA alum, who has some big plans as the new Helen and Morgan Chu Endowed Director’s Chair of the UCLA Asian American Studies…

Fear Is a Party Animal

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By Sarah Gavish, UCLA Master of Social Science ‘18 In an era where adult Americans consume 12+ hours of media per day, the relationship between media and public perception has never been more complex - or fascinating.  Does media actually…

UCLA Faculty and Alumni Discuss the Past and Present Politicization of the US Census

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Comparative historical sociologists, Professors Dylan Riley and Patricia Ahmed (UCLA alumni) and Professor Rebecca Jean Emigh (UCLA faculty) highlight the pitfalls of Trump administration’s current immigration and census policies, using…

Undocumented Stories Exhibit Visits Museum of Latin American Art

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By George Chacon Dream Resource Center Project Manager, UCLA Labor Center When people are allowed to tell their own stories, they can provide insight into and connection with groups of people we may not ordinarily interact with. But…

Reading Between the Battle Lines: Decoding Values in Tweets About Gun Control

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By Lara Drasin UCLA Master of Social Science 2018 Every day we’re influenced by the news, television and the movies we watch, and even family legends and community lore. In writing my master’s thesis, I wanted to understand: what exactly…

First-Generation Students In Graduate School

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By Berto Solis, UCLA Master of Social Science, 2018 First-generation, or “first-gen,” students are the first in their families to go to college. When a first-gen student graduates from college and gets into a graduate program it’s…

Policing’s Role in Racial Segregation: 50 Years After the Fair Housing Act

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By Rahim Kurwa Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago “...They came in with shotguns. They came in in vests. They came in in riot gear, and they held guns on us like we were wanted criminals. They surrounded my house……

Social Sciences Alumni to be Honored by the UCLA Alumni Association

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The UCLA Alumni Association will be honoring several distinguished alumni for their contributions to UCLA and beyond at this year’s alumni awards on June 2.  Among the honorees are several alumni from the Division of Social Sciences, including: Mebrahtom…