Knowledge

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

Barbara Streisand to Fund Institute at UCLA Focused on Solving Societal Challenges

, , , , ,
“Building upon her decades of work as an artist and activist, Barbra Streisand’s visionary act of generosity will enable UCLA scholars from many different fields to collaborate on research that will move society forward,” UCLA Chancellor…

CA Policy Lab Releases Report on Homelessness Focused on Anti-Black Racial Inequities in Los Angeles

, , ,
The UCLA California Policy Lab (CPL) recently released a new report titled, “Inequity in the Permanent Supportive Housing System in Los Angeles: Scale, Scope and Reasons for Black Residents’ Returns to Homelessness.” In Los Angeles…

UCLA Professor Safiya Umoja Noble Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

, , ,
Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, Associate Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at UCLA, was recently awarded the 2021 MacArthur Fellowship. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation honors 25 luminaries, who each receive…

LA Social Science Presents “Conversations with Changemakers” Featuring UCLA Alum Rafael Agustín Discussing Latinx Storytelling

, , , ,
UCLA Alum Rafael Agustín ('03 & '04), TV Writer (Jane the Virgin) and CEO of the Latino Film Institute (LFI), discusses writing and bringing Latinx stories and characters to film and TV; his experience at UCLA; and helping the next…

LA Social Science Rising Scholars Series on Policing with PhD Candidate Debanjan Roychoudhury

, ,
UCLA Sociology PhD candidate Debanjan Roychoudhury discusses policing, police misconduct, and police policy with LA Social Science. Roychoudhury, who grew up in New York City, examines NYPD data regarding stop and frisk and references his…

Dr. Cheryl Keyes Contributes to the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap Released Today

, , , ,
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) partnered with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings to produce the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap that was released today, August 20. According to…

Latinas in California Remain Invisible in Policymaking: UCLA Alumni and Researchers are Looking to Change That

, , , , , , , ,
The UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative has supported the efforts of California’s Unseen Latinas Initiative headed by UCLA Alumna and California Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (UCLA Law ‘99) By Nick Gonzalez, Latino Policy &…

LA Social Science Rising Scholars Series on Carceral Studies with PhD Candidate Uriel Serrano

, , ,
Uriel Serrano is a PhD candidate in Sociology and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is currently a Teaching Associate in the UCLA Department of Sociology. His research explores questions around…

UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report Receives Funding from CA State Budget

, , , , ,
The UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report received a $250,000 allocation in the California state budget. Sponsored by Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo, the funds will support the overarching goals of UCLA's Hollywood Advancement Project, which produces…