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LA Social Science 2021 Summer Course Previews: Introduction to American Indian Studies with Professor Bordeaux

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 […]

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UCLA Professor Eric Avila Discusses Infrastructure and Racial Equity with The New York Times and NPR

Dr. Eric Avila, UCLA Professor of History, Chicana/o and Central American Studies, and Urban Planning, was recently featured in The New York Times and NPR to discuss infrastructure and racial equity in light of President Biden’s new plan, which seeks to address racial disparities. In The New York Times, Dr. Avila discusses how federal redevelopment […]

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Professor Shana Redmond Elected American Studies Association President

Dr. Shana L. Redmond, UCLA professor in the departments of African American Studies and Global Jazz Studies Musicology, has been elected President of the American Studies Association (ASA) from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024. The association is made up of researchers, teachers, students, writers, activists, curators, community organizers, and activists from around the […]

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Incoming UCLA Professor Dunnavant’s Work With the Smithsonian in Africatown Featured in the News

Dr. Justin Dunnavant, an incoming professor in the UCLA Department of Anthropology, recently had his work with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) featured on WUSA9 news in Washington, DC. Dr. Dunnavant’s research seeks to share the whole truth about the experience of African Americans by unearthing artifacts from some […]

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Sonja Diaz Testifies in U.S. House Hearing on Ensuring Free and Fair Access to the Ballot

Sonja Diaz, founding director of the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, testified in a virtual hearing on Ensuring Free and Fair Access to the Ballot for the Committee on U.S. House Administration’s Subcommittee on Elections on April 1. The hearing was held as 361 restrictive voting bills have been introduced in 47 states and as […]

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UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute Supports the #JustSayHello Campaign and Challenge

The UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute (BKI) is supporting the “Just Say Hello” campaign to help bridge the racial divide. This is a small gesture with a big message. The #JustSayHelloChallenge encourages people to Just Say Hello to somebody who doesn’t look like you, and share the videos and photos on social media with the hashtag #JustSayHelloChallenge. […]

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Inaugural Seminar of the New U.S. Census Federal Statistical Research Data Center Series on 3/31

                    “The Micro-Level Determinants of White-Black Segregation: Beyond Spatial Assimilation and Place Stratification” Presented by Amber Crowell March 31st @ 1:00 pm ET, 10:00 am PT Dr. Amber Crowell is Assistant Professor of Sociology at California State University, Fresno. Her research focuses on residential segregation, housing, and social inequality. Abstract: In this […]

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CPL’s New Research Finds Sharp Increase in Share of Unemployed/Under-Employed Workers Who Receive UI Benefits in CA

The UCLA California Policy Lab (CPL) recently released a new analysis of California unemployment insurance (UI) claims as part of a policy briefs series publishing research conducted in partnership with the Labor Market Information Division of the California Employment Development Department. Overview Historically, the share of unemployed workers receiving regular UI benefits (recipiency rate) in […]

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LA Social Science Women’s History Month Take-Over Featuring Dr. Noble and Dr. Roberts

This Women’s History Month Take-Over features Dr. Safiya Noble, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, African American Studies, and Gender Studies, and Dr. Sarah Roberts, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies and Labor Studies at UCLA. They are the co-founders and co-directors of the UCLA […]

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Lost in Translation “en el Fil”

by Sayil Camacho, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, Vanderbilt University; and Gaspar Rivera-Salgado, Project Director, UCLA Labor Center The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) contracted with the UCLA Labor Center to evaluate the LWDA’s educational resources on workplace rights and health and safety for California farmworkers. The goal was to ensure […]