Recent posts that showcase the work of our faculty.

Juan Herrera - Cartographic Memory

Cartographic Memory – w author Juan Herrera (video)

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New book "Cartographic Memory: Social Movement Activism and the Production of Space" maps Chicana/o and LatinX activism and space creation in 1960s Fruitvale, Oakland California. UCLA Geography professor and author Dr. Juan Herrera discusses…
Raul Hinojosa - The Trump Paradox

The Trump Paradox – w author Raúl Hinojosa (video)

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The Trump Paradox: Migration, Trade, and Racial Politics in US-Mexico Integration - A collection of essays from top scholars in the US and Mexico. LA Social Science spoke with UCLA professor Raúl Hinojosa, Lead Author and Editor, who discusses…
Trash Talk interview with Author

Trash Talk: Anti-Obama Lore and Race in the 21st Century – Video

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"Trash Talk: Anti-Obama Lore and Race in the Twenty-First Century" explores the rumors, legends, and conspiracy theories surrounding Barack Obama since his initial run for President in 2004, and continuing to present day. We spoke with author…

UCLA LPPI Faculty Experts Shape the Narrative on Latino Communities with Prominent Coverage in Media

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By Alise Brillault The UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute (UCLA LPPI) maintains a talented bench of over 40 faculty experts whose diverse areas of research and expertise are helping shape public narratives in American politics…
UCLA LPPI at CHCI Conference

LPPI Shines at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Conference

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by Alise Brillault UCLA LPPI experts and policy fellows were well represented at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. on September 12-15, 2022. CHCI is a leading national organization…

Janitor-Parent Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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By Lucy González, Graduate Student Researcher; Sophia L. Ángeles, Graduate Student Researcher; Janna Shadduck-Hernández, Project Director, UCLA Labor Center There is no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on families.…

UCLA LPPI Stakeholders Reflect on Transition from ‘Initiative’ to Institute

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"Latino Policy and Politics Institute Founding Executive Director Sonja Diaz, Center, with past and current institute staff and policy fellows. Photo by James Michael Juarez." The UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative has officially…

LA Social Science Presents “Conversations With Changemakers” Featuring Dr. Helena Hansen Discussing the Center for Social Medicine and Humanities

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LA Social Science interviewed Dr. Helena Hansen, an MD, Ph.D. psychiatrist-anthropologist, Professor and Chair of Research Theme in Translational Social Science and Health Equity, as well as Associate Director of the Center for Social Medicine…

LA Social Science Book Series Examining Everyday Forms of Racial Categorization in Puerto Rico with Professor Rebecca Jean Emigh

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In the new book entitled How Everyday Forms of Racial Categorization Survived Imperialist Censuses in Puerto Rico, UCLA Professor Rebecca Jean Emigh, Patricia Ahmed, and Dylan Riley examine the history of racial classifications in Puerto…