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Professor Shana Redmond Elected American Studies Association President

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Dr. Shana L. Redmond, UCLA professor in the departments of African American Studies and Global Jazz Studies Musicology, has been elected President of the American Studies Association (ASA) from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024. The association…

LA Social Science 2021 Summer Course Previews: Communication Courses with Professor Suman

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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 Sciences at UCLA. UCLA Summer Courses are open to BOTH UCLA Students and NON-UCLA Students. All Summer…

Incoming UCLA Professor Dunnavant’s Work With the Smithsonian in Africatown Featured in the News

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Dr. Justin Dunnavant, an incoming professor in the UCLA Department of Anthropology, recently had his work with the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) featured on WUSA9 news in Washington, DC. Dr. Dunnavant's…

Sonja Diaz Testifies in U.S. House Hearing on Ensuring Free and Fair Access to the Ballot

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Sonja Diaz, founding director of the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, testified in a virtual hearing on Ensuring Free and Fair Access to the Ballot for the Committee on U.S. House Administration’s Subcommittee on Elections on…

UCLA’s Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón Awarded $100,000 as Inaugural Latino Film Institute Scholar

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Academy Award®-nominated actor Edward James Olmos announced today that the Latino Film Institute (LFI) has named Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón, director of research and civic engagement of the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California,…

LA Social Science Video Abstract Series: The Need to Acknowledge U.S. Imperialism in Teacher Education

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LA Social Science presents a new video abstract series that provides a summary or preview of current academic research that you can watch a UCLA scholar explain in a few minutes. Our inaugural episode features Dr. Laura C. Chávez-Moreno,…

Inaugural Seminar of the New U.S. Census Federal Statistical Research Data Center Series on 3/31

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                    "The Micro-Level Determinants of White-Black Segregation: Beyond Spatial Assimilation and Place Stratification" Presented by Amber Crowell March 31st @ 1:00 pm ET, 10:00 am PT Dr.…

CPL’s New Research Finds Sharp Increase in Share of Unemployed/Under-Employed Workers Who Receive UI Benefits in CA

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The UCLA California Policy Lab (CPL) recently released a new analysis of California unemployment insurance (UI) claims as part of a policy briefs series publishing research conducted in partnership with the Labor Market Information Division…

UCLA Big Data and Politics Seminar Series Presents “Political Coalitions and Social Media: Evidence from Pakistan” on 3/19

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UCLA Big Data and Politics Seminar Series Political Coalitions and Social Media: Evidence from Pakistan   Paul Staniland Associate Professor of Political Science University of Chicago     Asfandyar Mir Postdoctoral…