Entries by Managing Editor

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UCLA Voting Rights Project Releases Recommendations for Implementing Vote-by-Mail Program

The UCLA Voting Rights project released a white paper this week, “Protecting Democracy:  Implementing Equal and Safe Access to the Ballot Box During a Global Pandemic,” with recommendations for voting officials to begin planning now for the implementation of a vote-by-mail program for upcoming primary elections and, most importantly, the November General Election. This timely […]

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UCLA Sociology Professors Advocate for “Physical” Rather Than “Social” Distancing

March 21, 2020 In an opinion piece that was published today on CNN.com, UCLA sociology professors, Dr. Cecilia Menjívar, Dr. Jacob G. Foster, and Dr. Jennie E. Brand, recommend using the more accurate term “physical distancing” rather than the misleading term “social distancing” during the COVID-19 pandemic. They write: “In fact, when we practice physical […]

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Transnational Struggle, Survival, and Resistance: Exploring the Intersectionalities of Central American Migrants

By Bryanna Ruiz and Amado Castillo, UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (LPPI) Fellows There are very few opportunities for scholars, academics, and students to congregate and hold events centering such issues as Central American Migration, which is what made the conference held last month at the Luskin School of Public Affairs so special. The […]

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L.A. Social Science Story: Interview with UCLA Communication Alum Michael Allen, ’86

The LA Social Science e-forum interviewed UCLA Department of Communication alum, Michael Allen, ’86. During this interview, LA Social Science learned more about Mr. Allen’s LA Social Science Story. LA Social Science would like to thank Mr. Allen for allowing us to learn about his story and the advising work he continues to do in […]

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Working Families in Focus: Photo Exhibit and Film Shorts in the Heart of Los Angeles

By Janna Shadduck-Hernández, Project Director, and Marisol Granillo Arce, Graduate Student Researcher UCLA Labor Center On October 24, 2019, filmmakers, photographers, poets, and musicians of color presented their original works on the resilience and power of immigrant working families in Los Angeles. The exhibit, including photos and short film presentations, is an initiative of the […]

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Spotlight on UCLA’s Department of Communication: Alumni Partnerships and a New PhD Program

The UCLA Department of Communication proudly announces rolling out their new PhD program where the first cohort will begin with the 2020-2021 academic year. The department will be sure to attract the best and the brightest since the undergraduate program is robust and students flock to that major. The expertise the faculty hold within the […]

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New Ph.D. Program in Communication at UCLA Accepting Applications

The UCLA Department of Communication is now accepting applications for its new Ph.D. program! Please check out this descriptive video, where you will learn about the work faculty and graduate students do in the following areas:  Communication & Cognition, Political Communication, and Interpersonal Communication.  Also, you will learn about the department’s Television News Collection.  Then, […]


Doing Good with Dr. Fessler

By Lara Drasin What makes someone want to “do good?” Dr. Daniel Fessler of UCLA’s Anthropology department—the inaugural director of the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute and 2018 recipient of the UCLA Gold Shield Faculty prize—is trying to figure that out, and sat down with LA Social Science to share some thoughts on the subject from […]