Faculty

Recent posts that showcase the work of our faculty.

LA Social Science Book Series on the History of Chromosones with Dr. Soraya de Chadarevian

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In the first interview of the book series, Heredity Under the Microscope author Dr. Soraya de Chadarevian, Professor in the Department of History and the Institute for Society and Genetics, speaks with LA Social Science about her new book…

The Juxtaposition of the Stories Monuments Tell in the Philippines

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UCLA Professor Stephen Acabado recently co-authored an essay for INQUIRER.net that discusses how monuments in the Philippines "glorify both our fight for self-determination and the contributions of our colonial overlords." The authors credit…

LA Social Science Presents "Conversations with Changemakers" Featuring Dr. Otto Santa Ana Discussing DACA and the Supreme Court

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Leading expert and pioneer in his field, UCLA distinguished Professor Otto Santa Ana takes us through a historical and contemporary account of how stereotypes of Latinos in the media have led to anti-immigrant and anti-Latino policy. He…

LA Social Science Election 2020: Latino and Asian Voters

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UCLA Political Scientist and Race, Ethnicity, and Politics expert Dr. Natalie Masuoka discusses how changing demographics have affected the last elections. She describes how Asian American and Latino voters are advocating for their communities…

UCLA Professor Efrén Pérez Discusses the Evolution of the Term "People of Color" and Its Current Meaning

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In a recent Washington Post (Monkey Cage) essay, Dr. Efrén Pérez, UCLA Professor of Political Science and Psychology, discusses how all racial minorities have been in solidarity with one another during the current anti-racism protests.…

The Promise of an Inevitable Tech Future that Obscures More than It Inspires

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Dr. Ramesh Srinivasan, UCLA Professor of Graduate Studies of Education and Information Sciences and Bedari Kindness Institute Faculty Advisory Committee member, recently co-authored a hybrid academic/journalistic piece in Salon discussing how…

Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley Provides Historical Context for the Current Abolitionist Movement

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Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley, UCLA Professor of African American Studies and Distinguished Professor of History & Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History, was recently interviewed for Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill. In the podcast episode,…
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Mindfulness Meditation Activates Altruism

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UCLA Professors Akihiro Nishi and Michael Irwin and colleagues co-authored a paper that was published in Nature's Scientific Reports titled, "Mindfulness Meditation Activates Altruism," on April 16, 2020. Dr. Nishi and Dr. Irwin are affiliated…

The COVID-19 Crisis and the Importance of Data Sovereignty in Indigenous Communities

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"Indigenous Peoples across the country continue to be disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. As of May 18, 2020, the Navajo Nation has the highest Covid-19 case rates surpassing New York, the pandemic’s epicenter in the United…