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

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…

UCLA Department of African American Studies Remembers the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre on Its Website and in Upcoming Events

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Please join the Department of African American Studies at UCLA as it commemorates the Tulsa Massacre Centennial beginning TODAY throughout the Memorial Day weekend.  To learn more, click HERE to visit a special edition of their website. Events Tulsa…

UCLA Social Sciences Dean’s Salon Presents “2021 Hollywood Diversity Report: Lessons Learned” on June 7

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Darnell Hunt, Ph.D. Dean, UCLA Division of Social Sciences Professor of Sociology and African American Studies Invites you to attend the Dean's Salon 2021 Hollywood Diversity Report: Lessons Learned Monday, June 7, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.…

LA Social Science Presents “Conversations with Changemakers” Featuring Dr. Paul Ong Discussing AAPI Community Challenges

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Dr. Paul Ong, Center for Neighborhood Knowledge Director and UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Professor, speaks with LA Social Science about the challenges the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community faced during the COVID-19…

Activating Justice Through a Latinx Lens

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What would our criminal legal system look like if it was truly designed to reduce harm, advance public safety, and end America’s legacy as the world’s leading incarcerator? That was the question on everyone’s mind last week as our…

RSVP Now for the UCLA/Getty Program’s Distinguished Speaker Series Featuring Jeanelle Austin on June 4

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Dr. Glenn Wharton Chair, UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials invites you to attend UCLA/Getty Program's Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Jeanelle Austin Founder and Director, Racial…

UCLA Professor Eric Avila Discusses How U.S. Infrastructure Historically Fostered Racial Inequality

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Recently U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said, "There is racism physically built into some of our highways." It is this recognition that has shaped President Joe Biden's plan to improve U.S. infrastructure. Dr. Eric Avila, Professor…

UCLA Presents “Feminist Politics in Korea & The Korean Diaspora Conversations” Series

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UCLA Gender Studies presents a series of public-facing conversations with social justice activists and filmmakers invited to a UCLA undergraduate course (Gender Studies 131, Feminist Politics in Korea and the Korean Diaspora) taught by Prof.…

LA Social Science 2021 Summer Course Previews: Web Development and GIS for Social Change in Asian American Studies

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As summer 2021 approaches, LA Social Science will be highlighting some of the summer courses being offered within the Division of Social Science at UCLA. UCLA Summer Courses are open to BOTH UCLA Students and NON-UCLA Students. All Summer…