Faculty

Recent posts that showcase the work of our faculty.

UCLA Faculty and Alumni Discuss the Past and Present Politicization of the US Census

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Comparative historical sociologists, Professors Dylan Riley and Patricia Ahmed (UCLA alumni) and Professor Rebecca Jean Emigh (UCLA faculty) highlight the pitfalls of Trump administration’s current immigration and census policies, using…

UCLA Dream Resource Center Sponsors Hackathon

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By Kent Wong Director, UCLA Labor Center The UCLA Labor Center’s Dream Resource Center (DRC), in partnership with Netflix employees and DREAMer’s Roadmap (a program to support undocumented student access to higher education), sponsored…

The Collaborative Multiracial Post-Election Survey Welcomes Scholars From Around the Country to UCLA

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UCLA looks forward to welcoming a diverse and inter-generational group of about 100 scholars to UCLA for its 2-day Collaborative Multiracial Post-Election Survey (CMPS) Summer Research Workshop and Planning Meeting.  This Workshop will…

Do Legislative Bills Build Housing?

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By Jan Breidenbach Senior Fellow, UCLA Department of Urban Planning This was the question addressed by the 2018 Community Scholars project. A joint initiative of UCLA’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Labor Center,…

Helping Turn Seaweed into Biofuel

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By Kyle Cavanaugh Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Geography As efforts to move from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources intensify, scientists, government organizations, and corporations are eyeing a new source of renewable…

Dream Summer 2018: Engaging and Developing Immigrant Youth Leadership

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By Abel Valenzuela Jr. Professor and Director of the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment The increased ICE raids, daily attacks on immigrants, children separated from their parents at the border, and a host of other…

We Need Social Sciences to Understand Disease Patterns

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By Kayuet Liu Associate Professor, UCLA Sociology Affiliate, California Center for Population Research Medical science presumes biological risks drive disease patterns, but they have a hard time explaining many epidemiological patterns.…

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…