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LA Social Science Presents “Conversations with Changemakers” Featuring UCLA Alum Rafael Agustín Discussing Latinx Storytelling

UCLA Alum Rafael Agustín (’03 & ’04), TV Writer (Jane the Virgin) and CEO of the Latino Film Institute (LFI), discusses writing and bringing Latinx stories and characters to film and TV; his experience at UCLA; and helping the next generation of Latinx filmmakers. Interview Chapters: 0:00 – Intro 0:33 – What got you interested […]

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LA Social Science Rising Scholars Series on Policing with PhD Candidate Debanjan Roychoudhury

UCLA Sociology PhD candidate Debanjan Roychoudhury discusses policing, police misconduct, and police policy with LA Social Science. Roychoudhury, who grew up in New York City, examines NYPD data regarding stop and frisk and references his work “South Side We Outside: Policing and Placemaking in Historic Jamaica Queens New York,” as well as providing insight into […]

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Latinas in California Remain Invisible in Policymaking: UCLA Alumni and Researchers are Looking to Change That

The UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative has supported the efforts of California’s Unseen Latinas Initiative headed by UCLA Alumna and California Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (UCLA Law ‘99) By Nick Gonzalez, Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (LPPI) Policy Analyst   Latinas make less than their male and female counterparts, have never served in a statewide […]

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LA Social Science Rising Scholars Series on Carceral Studies with PhD Candidate Uriel Serrano

Uriel Serrano is a PhD candidate in Sociology and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is currently a Teaching Associate in the UCLA Department of Sociology. His research explores questions around race and gender, children and youth, social movements and resistance, neighborhood institutions, and abolition and intersectionality in […]

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UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report Receives Funding from CA State Budget

The UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report received a $250,000 allocation in the California state budget. Sponsored by Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo, the funds will support the overarching goals of UCLA’s Hollywood Advancement Project, which produces the Hollywood Diversity Report. It is the industry’s only longitudinal analysis that connects the relationship between the diversity of key jobs in […]

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LA Social Science Rising Scholars Series on Gentrification in Los Angeles with Dr. Alfredo Huante

Dr. Alfredo Huante is an interdisciplinary social scientist whose research interests rest at the intersection of critical race studies, urban studies, and Latinx studies. His recent research project examines how policymakers, stakeholders, residents, and other urban actors mobilize racial categories in ways that advance gentrification. Drawing from archival, ethnographic, and interview data, Dr. Huante illustrates […]

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UCLA Department of African American Studies Remembers the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre on Its Website and in Upcoming Events

Please join the Department of African American Studies at UCLA as it commemorates the Tulsa Massacre Centennial beginning TODAY throughout the Memorial Day weekend.  To learn more, click HERE to visit a special edition of their website. Events Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial On the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, this series, co-presented […]

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UCLA Big Data and Politics Seminar Series: The Prevalence and Sharing Patterns of ‘Fake News’ in the US in 2016 and 2020 on Friday, May 14

UCLA Big Data and Politics Seminar Series The Prevalence and Sharing Patterns of “Fake News” in the US in 2016 and 2020 David Lazer University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer Sciences Co-Director of NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks Northeastern University Friday, May 14, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PT Zoom link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/97899586814 […]

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LA Social Science Presents “Immigration and the Media:” UCLA Students Investigate

LA Social Science is proud to present four research papers written by UCLA students in their Winter 2021 Sociology course, “Immigration and the Media,” taught by Dr. Cecilia Menjivar. Dr. Menjivar’s introduction, excerpts of the students’ excellent papers, corresponding download links, and short bios of the twelve amazing UCLA students are included below. Introduction by […]

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LA Social Science 2021 Summer Course Previews: Integrated Marketing Communications with Prof. Feramisco

As Summer 2021 approaches, LA Social Science will be highlighting 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 2021 courses will be offered online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can enroll as long […]