Knowledge

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

Chronicling the Transformation of Black LA

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By Marcus Anthony Hunter Scott Waugh Endowed Chair in the Division of the Social Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, CHAIR, Department of African American Studies; Principal Investigator Over the course of the…

Eavesdropping on Human Personality Variation: An Evolutionary Perspective

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By Joseph H. Manson Professor of Anthropology Among our acquaintances and co-workers are the calm and the worried, the conscientious and the disorganized, the kind and the callous. Is there an overall pattern to the variation among these…

Mapping LA’s Million Dollar Hoods

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By Kelly Lytle Hernandez Professor of History and African-American Studies Los Angeles County operates the largest jail system on Earth. At a cost of nearly $1 billion annually, more than 20,000 people are caged every night in county…