Challenges

The work of the Division of Social Sciences at UCLA is motivated by challenges in the real world.

LA Social Science Presents "Conversations with Changemakers" Featuring UCLA Alum Karina Ramos (Video)

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UCLA alum Karina Ramos ('99) an attorney at Immigrant Defenders Law Center represents many immigrant children seeking asylum. She discusses the need for more attorneys to advocate for children's rights. With COVID-19, the U.S. immigration…

UCLA California Policy Lab Releases Report on the Impact of COVID-19 on California's Labor Market

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New Analysis of Unemployment Insurance Claims in California Provides Detailed Snapshot of How COVID-19 is Impacting California Workers, Industries, and Counties April 29th, 2020 A new analysis of initial Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims…

Pandemics Past and Present: One Hundred Years of California History

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The UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy (LCHP) has released their latest research report, titled Pandemics Past and Present: One Hundred Years of California History. Particularly timely in light of Los Angeles Times coverage on this…

LA Social Science Presents "Conversations with Changemakers" Featuring Dr. Pedro Noguera (Video)

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LA Social Science interviewed Dr. Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Students and Founder of the Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA. Dr. Noguera discusses…

Pandemic Inequalities: Assessing the Fallout in the Restaurant Industry

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By Eli R. Wilson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of New Mexico It is impossible to locate a part of our society that has not been profoundly affected by the current pandemic, as we lurch from health crisis to economic crisis…

Then & Now: A New Podcast by the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy

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The Luskin Center for History and Policy has created an exciting, new podcast titled "Then & Now" that brings a historical perspective to contemporary issues of relevance. The podcast provides conversations with policymakers, historians,…

The Coronavirus and the Humbling of America

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Professor Vinay Lal, UCLA Professor of History and Asian American Studies, has an informative blog titled, "Lal Salaam: A Blog by Vinay Lal." Recently, he has written "a series of articles on the implications of the coronavirus for our times,…

A Scholar's Journey to Change the World for the Better

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Dr. Victor Agadjanian, UCLA professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology and the UCLA International Institute, has focused his distinguished career focused on HIV risk and prevention; issues of marriage, fertility, religion,…

Leading Voting Rights Experts Discuss Universal Vote-By-Mail Amidst COVID-19

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By Eliza Moreno, Communications Manager, Latino Policy & Politics Initiative On April 2nd, the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (LPPI) and its marquee advocacy project, the UCLA Voting Rights Project, hosted a webinar that…