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LA Social Science Presents “Conversations with Changemakers” Featuring Dr. Hunter and UCLA Alum Christian Green Discussing Racial Healing

LA Social Science interviewed Dr. Marcus Hunter, Scott Waugh Endowed Chair in the UCLA Division of Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, and Mr. Christian D. Green, M.A. in African American Studies at UCLA and current adjunct professor. They discussed their role on the national, local, and regional events celebrating the legacy […]

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Dr. Shannon Speed Receives President’s Award from American Anthropological Association

Dr. Shannon Speed, citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma and director of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center and professor of Gender Studies and Anthropology, recently received the President’s Award from the American Anthropological Association (AAA) for her work bringing together scholarship and activism in advocating for Indigenous and Native American women. This award […]

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Helping Communities Discover their Truths with Archaeologist Dr. Justin Dunnavant (VIDEO)

LA Social Science interviewed Dr. Justin Dunnavant, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UCLA, about being an archaeologist who excavates histories on land and under the sea. Interview Chapters: 0:00 – Intro 0:58 – Is there a book, music, or movie that helped you get through the pandemic? 1:45 – Tell me about what archaeologists do […]

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CA Policy Lab Releases Report on Homelessness Focused on Anti-Black Racial Inequities in Los Angeles

The UCLA California Policy Lab (CPL) recently released a new report titled, “Inequity in the Permanent Supportive Housing System in Los Angeles: Scale, Scope and Reasons for Black Residents’ Returns to Homelessness.” In Los Angeles County, Black people represent 9% of the general population yet comprise 40% of the homeless population. In its 2018 groundbreaking […]

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UCLA Professor Safiya Umoja Noble Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, Associate Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at UCLA, was recently awarded the 2021 MacArthur Fellowship. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation honors 25 luminaries, who each receive $625,000 over five years. The Chicago-based foundation has awarded these “genius” grants every year since 1981 to help further […]

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Dr. Cheryl Keyes Contributes to the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap Released Today

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) partnered with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to produce the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap that was released today, August 20. According to the NMAAHC, “[t]his first-of-its-kind collection chronicles hip-hop’s growth and impact from the parks of the Bronx to the broadest areas of the […]

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UCLA Labor Center Receives $15 Million to Renovate and Rename Its Downtown Building After Rev. James Lawson Jr.

The UCLA Labor Center has received $15 million from the 2021-22 California Budget to renovate its historic building that will be renamed for the civil rights icon Rev. James Lawson Jr. This will establish a permanent location for the UCLA Labor Center, which believes that a public university belongs to the people and should advance […]

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UCLA Division of Social Sciences Premieres “Community Engaged Scholarship” Video

Here at UCLA, community engaged scholarship is not an option – it is an imperative. Los Angeles is a profoundly diverse, multicultural city and a gateway to the rest of the planet. In the Division of Social Sciences, we take our location and our embeddedness in Los Angeles very seriously. The findings that come out […]

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RSVP for the UCLA Data-Informed Governance (DIG) Conference on July 7

Presenting UCLA’s first conference on Data-Informed Governance (DIG) July 7, 2021 Online, starting at 8 a.m. PDT REGISTER NOW Watch three panel discussions featuring experts and peers from the public, private, and civic sectors. Exchange innovative, actionable approaches to real-world policy issues. Find out why it is increasingly critical for state and local governments to […]