Faculty

Recent posts that showcase the work of our faculty.

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…

Dr. Frasure-Yokley Profiled by PBS NewsHour for Her Work with UCLA’s First-Generation College Students

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May 16, 2018 Dr. Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, Associate Professor of Political Science, was recently profiled by the PBS NewsHour to discuss her important work with UCLA’s first-generation college students.  This new retention initiative…

Dr. Lytle Hernandez and Million Dollar Hoods to be Honored with Freedom Now Award on June 16

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May 15, 2018 Professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez and Million Dollar Hoods will be honored by the Los Angeles Community Action Network with a Freedom Now Award for their groundbreaking digital mapping project that uses police data…

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…

Coming Out and “Outing Pigs”

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By Abigail C. Saguy Professor of Sociology, UCLA In late 2017, over 30 women accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, assault or rape. Shortly after—following the lead of actress Alyssa Milano—millions…

Chronicling the Transformation of Black LA

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By Marcus Anthony Hunter Scott Waugh Endowed Chair in the Division of the Social Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, CHAIR, Department of African American Studies; Principal Investigator Over the course of the…

UCLA’s Beltran-Sanchez receives the Early Achievement Award from the Population Association of America

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May 4, 2018 Assistant Professor Hiram Beltran-Sanchez, of the UCLA Division of Social Sciences’ California Center for Population Research (CCPR) and Department of Community Health Sciences, was recently awarded the Early Achievement…

Million Dollar Hoods Goes to Sacramento

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May 4, 2018 Last week, Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernandez, professor of History and African American Studies and the interim director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA, along with Associate Professor Chandra…

Eavesdropping on Human Personality Variation: An Evolutionary Perspective

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By Joseph H. Manson Professor of Anthropology Among our acquaintances and co-workers are the calm and the worried, the conscientious and the disorganized, the kind and the callous. Is there an overall pattern to the variation among these…