Episode 8: The Soul of Music: Exploring Chief Xian’s ancestral memory

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[Listen] UCLA professor, Nat Geo Explorer and archaeologist Justin Dunnavant sits down with Grammy-nominated trumpeter Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah to discuss ancestral memory, creating new instruments, and stretch music—an expansion of jazz. Read…
Juan Herrera - Cartographic Memory

Cartographic Memory – w author Juan Herrera (video)

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New book "Cartographic Memory: Social Movement Activism and the Production of Space" maps Chicana/o and LatinX activism and space creation in 1960s Fruitvale, Oakland California. UCLA Geography professor and author Dr. Juan Herrera discusses…
Raul Hinojosa - The Trump Paradox

The Trump Paradox – w author Raúl Hinojosa (video)

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The Trump Paradox: Migration, Trade, and Racial Politics in US-Mexico Integration - A collection of essays from top scholars in the US and Mexico. LA Social Science spoke with UCLA professor Raúl Hinojosa, Lead Author and Editor, who discusses…
Trash Talk interview with Author

Trash Talk: Anti-Obama Lore and Race in the 21st Century – Video

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"Trash Talk: Anti-Obama Lore and Race in the Twenty-First Century" explores the rumors, legends, and conspiracy theories surrounding Barack Obama since his initial run for President in 2004, and continuing to present day. We spoke with author…

Engaging with the world: Q&A with Abel Valenzuela, interim dean of social sciences

Abel Valenzuela Jr. has been a faculty member in the UCLA College’s Division of Social Sciences for nearly three decades, serving as a professor of labor studies, Chicana/o and Central American studies, and urban planning. He’s also…

UCLA LPPI Faculty Experts Shape the Narrative on Latino Communities with Prominent Coverage in Media

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By Alise Brillault The UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute (UCLA LPPI) maintains a talented bench of over 40 faculty experts whose diverse areas of research and expertise are helping shape public narratives in American politics…
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LPPI Shines at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Conference

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by Alise Brillault UCLA LPPI experts and policy fellows were well represented at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. on September 12-15, 2022. CHCI is a leading national organization…

Janitor-Parent Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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By Lucy González, Graduate Student Researcher; Sophia L. Ángeles, Graduate Student Researcher; Janna Shadduck-Hernández, Project Director, UCLA Labor Center There is no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on families.…

UCLA LPPI Stakeholders Reflect on Transition from ‘Initiative’ to Institute

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"Latino Policy and Politics Institute Founding Executive Director Sonja Diaz, Center, with past and current institute staff and policy fellows. Photo by James Michael Juarez." The UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative has officially…