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UCLA Voting Rights Project Releases Recommendations for Implementing Vote-by-Mail Program

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The UCLA Voting Rights project released a white paper this week, "Protecting Democracy:  Implementing Equal and Safe Access to the Ballot Box During a Global Pandemic," with recommendations for voting officials to begin planning now for…

UCLA Sociology Professors Advocate for "Physical" Rather Than "Social" Distancing

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March 21, 2020 In an opinion piece that was published today on CNN.com, UCLA sociology professors, Dr. Cecilia Menjívar, Dr. Jacob G. Foster, and Dr. Jennie E. Brand, recommend using the more accurate term "physical distancing" rather…

New Study Finds a Substantial Number of Californians Are Working Before Becoming Homeless

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February 27, 2020 --- A new report released today by the California Policy Lab at UCLA sheds light on the employment histories of people before, during, and after receiving homelessness services in Los Angeles. By studying enrollment and…

Transnational Struggle, Survival, and Resistance: Exploring the Intersectionalities of Central American Migrants

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By Bryanna Ruiz and Amado Castillo, UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (LPPI) Fellows There are very few opportunities for scholars, academics, and students to congregate and hold events centering such issues as Central American…

International Prize of History Awarded to UCLA Professor Subrahmanyam

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UCLA History Professor Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Distinguished Professor & Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Chair in Social Sciences, was recently awarded the International Prize of History by the International Committee of Historical Sciences…

"Black on Both Sides" Listening Party -- VIDEO

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In case you missed it: *On December 13, 2019, in a one-of-a-kind listening session at the Hammer Museum, UCLA musicology professor Shana Redmond brought together critics, scholars, and musicians to reflect on the creativity and significance…

Spotlight on Central American Studies at UCLA

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The Los Angeles Times featured three scholars from UCLA's Division of Social Sciences and their outstanding work in Central American studies. The Los Angeles Times article highlights the conference that Professors Cecilia Menjívar (Sociology),…

Reflecting on the Study of Indigenous Languages at UCLA

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American Indian Studies at UCLA is an interdisciplinary IDP with a long history of working with and for tribal communities. When it was announced by UNESCO that it would celebrate this year of Indigenous Languages as important repositories…

UCLA Professor Akhil Gupta Named President of the American Anthropological Association

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Dr. Akhil Gupta, UCLA Professor of Anthropology, has officially become president of the American Anthropological Association (as of November 2019). The American Anthropological Association is the largest association for professional anthropologists…