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 Dr. Bill Worger

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Dr. Bill Worger, Professor of History at UCLA, is working on some really interesting projects.  Recently, we caught up with Professor Worger to chat about teaching online classes, a research initiative that digitizes anti-apartheid posters,…

Reflecting on an Evening of Art, Health, & Thinking Gender

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By Drew Westmoreland, MSPH, PhD 2018 Thinking Gender Coordinator Thinking Gender, now in its 28th year, is an annual graduate student research conference organized by the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) that features original…

More Than a Gig: A Survey of Ride-Hailing Drivers in Los Angeles

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By Abel Valenzuela Jr. Professor and Director of the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Last week, UCLA Labor Center researchers Saba Waheed, Lucero Herrera, Ana Luz Gonzalez-Vasquez, Janna Shadduck-Hernández, Tia…

PART 2: "Conversations with Changemakers" featuring Dr. Lorrie Frasure-Yokley

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The following interview with Changemaker Dr. Lorrie Frasure-Yokley is the last of a two-part series. LASS:     What do you study, and why do you study it? LFY:        I fell in love with the study of politics. Of course, I never…

LA Social Science Presents "Conversations with Changemakers" Featuring Dr. Lorrie Frasure-Yokley

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Although the academic year is winding down, Dr. Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, Associate Professor of Political Science at UCLA,[1] is only getting started. In addition to her own teaching, research, and initiatives for first generation students,…

From Tide Pods to Perfumes: UCLA CSW’s Chemical Entanglements Initiative

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By Gracen Brilmyer, Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA Center for the Study of Women; Alexandra Apolloni, Program Coordinator, UCLA Center for the Study of Women; Rachel Lee, Director, UCLA Center for the Study of Women Eating a Tide Pod…

‘Divieto dare da Mangiare’: Migrant Angst & Policing the Edible in Italy

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By Dr. Rachel Vaughn Assistant Adjunct Professor in the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, Institute for Society & Genetics, and Gender Studies Department In 2015, the mayor of Ventimiglia, Italy Enrico Ioculano signed l’ordinanza…

UCLA and Homelessness: See. Study. Solve. May 21-24, 2018

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  We call homelessness a crisis in Los Angeles because we increasingly see the homeless in our midst every day. Yet, the invisible crisis has been with us for years, affecting even many UCLA students and staff. New Los Angeles City and County…

Why Trump Can’t Have Tariffs and More Restrictions on Immigration

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By Margaret E. Peters Assistant Professor, Political Science The Trump administration recently announced tariffs on 1,300 types of goods from China, including televisions, medical devices and batteries. On a seemingly unrelated note, President…