Entries by Managing Editor


UCLA Professor Barreto Writes Timely Op-Ed on the Elections and Immigration for The New York Times

October 24, 2018 UCLA Professor Matt Barreto wrote an opinion piece for The New York Times titled “Even for Trump, There Is Such a Thing as Too Far” that discusses election research with a focus on immigration.  He writes: “Baseless fear-mongering is not what makes America great. Standing up for an inclusive and welcoming society […]

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LA Social Science Presents “Conversations with Changemakers” Featuring Bryonn Bain and Rosie Rios

By Lara Drasin Bryonn Bain is a UCLA professor jointly appointed in the African American Studies and World Arts and Cultures/Dance departments, as well as a prison activist, spoken word poet, hip-hop artist, actor and author. He is the founder and director of UCLA’s Prison Education Program, which was launched in 2016 to create innovative […]

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UCLA California Center for Population Research Commemorates Its 20th Anniversary

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 homelessness, and social policy. The Friday research symposium showcased an accomplished and collaborative group of CCPR alumni from around the nation. This […]

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UCLA Professor Frasure-Yokley Discusses Her Electoral Research on MSNBC — Watch Video Here

On October 8, UCLA Professor Lorrie Frasure-Yokley and UCLA LPPI policy fellow Celina Avalos were interviewed by MSNBC reporter Katy Tur. Check out the video HERE. Learn more about the Collaborative Multiracial Post-Election Survey (CMPS) HERE. Learn more about Professor Lorrie Frasure-Yokley and her research HERE. Learn more about Celina Avalos’s work on BruinsVOTE! HERE.

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UCLA Professor Menjivar Scheduled to Speak at DWC Congressional Briefing on 10/11

On October 11, Professor Cecilia Menjivar will discuss asylum protections for immigrant women fleeing violence at this congressional briefing organized by the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women and Crime (DWC).  For more information, see below and visit the DWC website. Congressional Briefing: Translating Research to Policy Improving Justice for Women and Girls Thursday, […]


A Case for Teaching Critical Media Literacy

By Rhonda Hammer, Lecturer, UCLA Department of Gender Studies We are in the midst of a Digital Revolution that many scholars find comparable in scope to the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries, which transformed the Western world. Indeed, it was not so long ago that the Internet and social media were heralded […]

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When They Call You a Criminal

By Rosie Rios, Administrative Director, UCLA Prison Education Program “We, the people. We are not criminals. I am not a criminal. I am Arlena. I am beautiful. I am stardust.”                                                                                          — Arlena (Sankofa Student) This summer I had the privilege of co-facilitating the Sankofa Summer School for Girls at Barry J. Nidorf (BJN) Juvenile […]