Faculty

Recent posts that showcase the work of our faculty.

From Tide Pods to Perfumes: UCLA CSW’s Chemical Entanglements Initiative

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By Gracen Brilmyer, Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA Center for the Study of Women; Alexandra Apolloni, Program Coordinator, UCLA Center for the Study of Women; Rachel Lee, Director, UCLA Center for the Study of Women Eating a Tide Pod…

UCLA Sociologist Aliza Luft Writes About the Danger of Dehumanizing Discourse

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Dr. Luft co-authored a blog piece for The Washington Post's Monkey Cage.  This powerful piece discusses how dehumanizing discourse can prepare the way for violence over time.  The authors cite important social science research regarding…

UCLA Army ROTC: Character and Leader Development at Home and Abroad

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By Lieutenant Colonel Shannon V. Stambersky Professor and Chair, Department of Military Science For those not familiar with Army ROTC, there may be a perception that officer training solely focuses on basic “Soldier skills,” such…

‘Divieto dare da Mangiare’: Migrant Angst & Policing the Edible in Italy

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By Dr. Rachel Vaughn Assistant Adjunct Professor in the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, Institute for Society & Genetics, and Gender Studies Department In 2015, the mayor of Ventimiglia, Italy Enrico Ioculano signed l’ordinanza…

UCLA’s First Master of Social Science (MaSS) Cohort Graduates

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By Lara Drasin UCLA’s new Master of Social Science (MaSS) degree may seem to have materialized one summer day in 2016 as a sudden addition to the university’s already-robust social science graduate degree offerings, but this state-of-the-art…

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…