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LA Social Science Rising Scholars Series on Policing with PhD Candidate Debanjan Roychoudhury

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UCLA Sociology PhD candidate Debanjan Roychoudhury discusses policing, police misconduct, and police policy with LA Social Science. Roychoudhury, who grew up in New York City, examines NYPD data regarding stop and frisk and references his…

Dr. Cheryl Keyes Contributes to the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap Released Today

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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) partnered with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to produce the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap that was released today, August 20. According to…

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…

LA Social Science Rising Scholars Series on Gentrification in Los Angeles with Dr. Alfredo Huante

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Dr. Alfredo Huante is an interdisciplinary social scientist whose research interests rest at the intersection of critical race studies, urban studies, and Latinx studies. His recent research project examines how policymakers, stakeholders,…

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…