Faculty

Recent posts that showcase the work of our faculty.

UCLA Professor Rodriguez-Lonebear Interviewed by Vice News Tonight

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Dr. Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear, assistant professor of sociology and American Indian Studies at UCLA, was interviewed on missing and murdered Indigenous women by "Vice News Tonight." This episode investigates how Indigenous women and girls…

LA Social Science Book Series on the “Fury of COVID-19” with Professor Vinay Lal

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Dr. Vinay Lal, UCLA professor of history and Asian American Studies, takes a deep dive on the global impact of COVID-19 in his latest book, Fury of COVID-19. In this interview for the LA Social Science book series, he compares how different…

UCLA History Professor Elected to Pulitzer Board

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Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernandez, professor of African American Studies, Thomas E. Lifka Endowed Chair in History and Urban Planning, has been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board. This prize named after Hungarian-American journalist and newspaper publisher,…

UCLA Professor Discusses the Cultural Power of Native American Hip Hop

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In his essay in The Source, Dr. Kyle T. Mays, UCLA Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies, American Indian Studies, and History, cites last month's Native American Heritage Month as a time "to reflect on a history…

UCLA History Chair Discusses Gender Dynamics in 1620s Plymouth Plantation

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Dr. Carla Gardina Pestana, UCLA Professor and Joyce Appleby Endowed Chair of America in the World in the Department of History, discusses the #MeToo Moment on Plymouth Plantation in an essay for "The Conversation." Dr. Pestana points out that…

UCLA Podcast “Then & Now” Analyzes the Election Aftermath

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UCLA's Luskin Center for History and Policy (LCHP) has continued to be a leading voice in connecting past to present. The center's "Then & Now" podcast has tackled some of the most challenge topics of the day by connecting them…

UCLA Labor Center Honored by the National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles

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On November 15, the National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles honored the UCLA Labor Center at its annual celebration. "For over 80 years, NLG has acted as a legal arm of social justice movements, working tirelessly to defend the rights of the most…

“Black Lives Matter – Past, Present, and Beyond” Lecture Series Featuring Dr. Christopher Lebron

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Cheryl L. Keyes Chair, UCLA Department of African American Studies Professor of African American Studies, Ethnomusicology and Global Jazz Studies invites you to attend "Black Lives Matter - Past, Present, and Beyond" Lecture Series featuring Christopher…

LA Social Science Book Series on “Knowing Native Arts” & “Making History” with Professor Nancy Marie Mithlo

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UCLA graduate student Marina Perez interviews Dr. Nancy Mithlo, UCLA Professor of Gender Studies, about her two new books, Knowing Art (University of Nebraska Press) and Making History: IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (University…