Knowledge

The Division of Social Sciences at UCLA generates new knowledge through teaching and research in order to address society’s most demanding challenges.

Spotlight on UCLA’s Department of Communication: Alumni Partnerships and a New PhD Program

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The UCLA Department of Communication proudly announces rolling out their new PhD program where the first cohort will begin with the 2020-2021 academic year. The department will be sure to attract the best and the brightest since the undergraduate…

Do We Make a Difference? Social Change in Theory and Practice

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Young people often want to change the world. But when facing a gamut of social problems and inequalities around them, it’s easy to wonder how any one person can make a difference and hard to know how to take the first steps. Undergraduate…

Recap of UCLA Symposium "On the Matter of Blackness in Europe: Transnational Perspectives"

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On October 10-11, 2019, a two-day symposium co-organized by Dr. SA Smythe (African American Studies Department, UCLA) and Dr. Vanessa Thompson (Goethe Universitate, Germany), was well attended by students, staff, and faculty from UCLA and…

LA Social Science Scholar Profile: The Rise of Jasmin A. Young

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Jasmin A. Young is currently a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA in the Department of African American Studies. As a historian, her research focuses on African American history, 20th Century U.S. History, and…

Asian American Studies Conference Commemorates 50th Anniversary at UCLA This Weekend

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The UCLA Asian American Studies Department, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, and the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), are very pleased to announce their conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of Asian American…

Professor Alim Awarded $1 Million Spencer Foundation Grant to Explore Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy

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Dr. H. Samy Alim, David O. Sears Presidential Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences and Professor of Anthropology at UCLA, and the Founding Director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language (CREAL), along with his co-PI Dr. Django Paris…

UCLA Researchers Awarded Major NSF Grant to Study 2020 Election

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The National Science Foundation has issued a nearly $1 million grant to a group of racial and ethnic politics researchers from across the nation led by UCLA's Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, Associate Professor of Political Science and African American…

Doing Good with Dr. Fessler

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By Lara Drasin What makes someone want to “do good?” Dr. Daniel Fessler of UCLA’s Anthropology department—the inaugural director of the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute and 2018 recipient of the UCLA Gold Shield Faculty prize—is…

$20 Million Gift Establishes the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute in the Division of Social Sciences

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The Bedari Foundation, established by philanthropists Jennifer and Matthew C. Harris, has given $20 million to the UCLA College to establish the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute. The institute, which is housed in the division of social sciences,…