Faculty

Recent posts that showcase the work of our faculty.

Spotlight on UCLA’s Department of Communication: Alumni Partnerships and a New PhD Program

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The UCLA Department of Communication proudly announces rolling out their new PhD program where the first cohort will begin with the 2020-2021 academic year. The department will be sure to attract the best and the brightest since the undergraduate…

Do We Make a Difference? Social Change in Theory and Practice

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Young people often want to change the world. But when facing a gamut of social problems and inequalities around them, it’s easy to wonder how any one person can make a difference and hard to know how to take the first steps. Undergraduate…

Recap of UCLA Symposium "On the Matter of Blackness in Europe: Transnational Perspectives"

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On October 10-11, 2019, a two-day symposium co-organized by Dr. SA Smythe (African American Studies Department, UCLA) and Dr. Vanessa Thompson (Goethe Universitate, Germany), was well attended by students, staff, and faculty from UCLA and…

Asian American Studies Conference Commemorates 50th Anniversary at UCLA This Weekend

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The UCLA Asian American Studies Department, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, and the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), are very pleased to announce their conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of Asian American…

Professor Alim Awarded $1 Million Spencer Foundation Grant to Explore Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy

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Dr. H. Samy Alim, David O. Sears Presidential Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences and Professor of Anthropology at UCLA, and the Founding Director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language (CREAL), along with his co-PI Dr. Django Paris…

New Ph.D. Program in Communication at UCLA Accepting Applications

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The UCLA Department of Communication is now accepting applications for its new Ph.D. program! Please check out this descriptive video, where you will learn about the work faculty and graduate students do in the following areas:  Communication…

UCLA Researchers Awarded Major NSF Grant to Study 2020 Election

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The National Science Foundation has issued a nearly $1 million grant to a group of racial and ethnic politics researchers from across the nation led by UCLA's Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, Associate Professor of Political Science and African American…

UCLA Professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez Named 2019 MacArthur Fellow

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Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Professor of History and African American Studies at UCLA, has been awarded the 2019 MacArthur Fellowship. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation honors 26 luminaries, who each receive $625,000 over…

Doing Good with Dr. Fessler

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By Lara Drasin What makes someone want to “do good?” Dr. Daniel Fessler of UCLA’s Anthropology department—the inaugural director of the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute and 2018 recipient of the UCLA Gold Shield Faculty prize—is…