Latinas in California Remain Invisible in Policymaking: UCLA Alumni and Researchers are Looking to Change That

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The UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative has supported the efforts of California’s Unseen Latinas Initiative headed by UCLA Alumna and California Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (UCLA Law ‘99) By Nick Gonzalez, Latino Policy &…

LA Social Science Rising Scholars Series on Carceral Studies with PhD Candidate Uriel Serrano

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Uriel Serrano is a PhD candidate in Sociology and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is currently a Teaching Associate in the UCLA Department of Sociology. His research explores questions around…

UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report Receives Funding from CA State Budget

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The UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report received a $250,000 allocation in the California state budget. Sponsored by Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo, the funds will support the overarching goals of UCLA's Hollywood Advancement Project, which produces…

LA Social Science 2021 Summer Course: Entrepreneurial Communication — Enroll TODAY!

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LA Social Science wants to highlight a summer course being offered within the Division of Social Sciences at UCLA. UCLA summer courses are open to BOTH UCLA students and NON-UCLA students. All Summer 2021 courses are being offered online…

UCLA Labor Center Receives $15 Million to Renovate and Rename Its Downtown Building After Rev. James Lawson Jr.

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The UCLA Labor Center has received $15 million from the 2021-22 California Budget to renovate its historic building that will be renamed for the civil rights icon Rev. James Lawson Jr. This will establish a permanent location for the UCLA Labor…

UCLA Division of Social Sciences Premieres “Community Engaged Scholarship” Video

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Here at UCLA, community engaged scholarship is not an option – it is an imperative. Los Angeles is a profoundly diverse, multicultural city and a gateway to the rest of the planet. In the Division of Social Sciences, we take our location and…

RSVP for the UCLA Data-Informed Governance (DIG) Conference on July 7

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Presenting UCLA's first conference on Data-Informed Governance (DIG) July 7, 2021 Online, starting at 8 a.m. PDT REGISTER NOW Watch three panel discussions featuring experts and peers from the public, private, and civic sectors. Exchange…

Clergy & Laity United For Economic Justice Honor UCLA Labor Center Director Kent Wong

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UCLA Labor Center's Director Kent Wong, was recognized as one of the "Giants of Justice" yesterday, June 3rd, by the Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE). CLUE "is an organization that brings together clergy and lay leaders of…

Incoming UCLA Professor Justin Dunnavant Selected as a National Geographic 2021 Emerging Explorer

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Dr. Justin Dunnavant, an incoming professor in the Department of Anthropology, has been selected as one of "15 global changemakers" for the National Geographic 2021 Emerging Explorer cohort. National Geographic Society states: "These…