Entries by Managing Editor

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LA Social Science Book Series on the History of Chromosones with Dr. Soraya de Chadarevian

In the first interview of the book series, Heredity Under the Microscope author Dr. Soraya de Chadarevian, Professor in the Department of History and the Institute for Society and Genetics, speaks with LA Social Science about her new book that examines the history of research into chromosomes and heredity. Interview Chapters: 0:00 – Intro 1:04 […]

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LA Social Science Presents “Conversations with Changemakers” Featuring Dr. Otto Santa Ana Discussing DACA and the Supreme Court

Leading expert and pioneer in his field, UCLA distinguished Professor Otto Santa Ana takes us through a historical and contemporary account of how stereotypes of Latinos in the media have led to anti-immigrant and anti-Latino policy. He also discusses his latest research that was cited in the recent Supreme Court decision that upheld Deferred Action […]

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LA Social Science Election 2020: Latino and Asian Voters

UCLA Political Scientist and Race, Ethnicity, and Politics expert Dr. Natalie Masuoka discusses how changing demographics have affected the last elections. She describes how Asian American and Latino voters are advocating for their communities and are involved at the local, state and national levels. She also gives us some insight into how these voters may […]

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LA Social Science Presents “Conversations with Changemakers” Featuring Dr. Amada Armenta

The current state of relations between multiple arms of law enforcement and the similarities and differences between police brutality aimed at Latinos and African Americans is discussed with Dr. Amada Armenta, UCLA assistant professor in Urban Planning at the Luskin School of Public Affairs and a UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (LPPI) faculty expert. […]

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UCLA Professor Srinivasan Advocates for Digital Bill of Rights in CNN Op-Ed

Dr. Ramesh Srinivasan, UCLA Professor of Graduate Studies of Education and Information Sciences and Bedari Kindness Institute Faculty Advisory Committee member, has co-authored an opinion piece on CNN.com with Rene Bermudez titled “How Silicon Valley Is Putting Our Rights at Risk.” The co-authors discuss the need for Dr. Srinivasan’s Digital Bill of Rights especially as […]

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LA Social Science Summer Course Previews: Sex in the Cinema (Comm 188A) with Professor Hurwitz

Summer 2020 starts this month, and LA Social Science will continue to highlight some of the summer courses being offered within the Division of Social Sciences at UCLA. UCLA summer courses are open to BOTH UCLA students and non-UCLA students. All summer 2020 courses will be offered online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can […]

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Dean Darnell Hunt Interviewed Live on CNN and Other Major News Outlets To Discuss Police Brutality and Protests

Today, UCLA Dean of Social Sciences Darnell Hunt appeared on The Lead CNN with Jake Tapper to discuss police brutality and the breaking news of the day dealing with the nationwide protests against racism and injustice.  Watch the video of the interview HERE. In addition, Dean Hunt has recently been asked by numerous media outlets […]

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LA Social Science Presents “Conversations with Changemakers” Featuring Dr. Chris Zepeda-Millán

UCLA Associate Professor Chris Zepeda-Millán demonstrates most Americans would support immigrant child detainees being released and having access to medical care. Dr. Zepeda-Millán’s data illustrates that the current administration’s immigration policies regarding child detainees are not supported by public opinion. He further notes this can be a bipartisan issue elected officials can rally around in […]

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LA Social Science Summer Course Previews: Communication Courses with Professor Suman

Summer 2020 starts this month, and LA Social Science will continue to highlight some of the summer courses being offered within the Division of Social Sciences at UCLA. UCLA summer courses are open to BOTH UCLA students and NON-UCLA students. All Summer 2020 courses will be offered online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can […]