Staff

Recent posts that document the contributions of our staff.

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…

By All MEANS Necessary - New UCLA Report on Hollywood Diversity and Inclusion Practices

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September 18, 2019 Diversity initiatives have become their own cottage industry in the entertainment industry.  But how much do we really know about what has been working and why?  This report considers some of the more significant past…

Informing Policy in Real Time: UCLA LPPI in Sacramento

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By Celina Avalos and Sonja Diaz On May 20, 2019, the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (LPPI) hosted its second annual California Latino Legislative Policy Briefing in Sacramento. The policy briefing, co-hosted by the California…

Health, Wealth, & Power: A Student's Perspective

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By Vianney Gomez and Celina Avalos As policy fellows with the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (LPPI), we are afforded unique opportunities to engage in professional development training and experiences that enhance our skill…

Stemming the Rise of Latino Homelessness: Lessons from Los Angeles County [LPPI Report]

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Earlier this year, in collaboration with Dr. Melissa Chinchilla, PhD, MCP, the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (LPPI) presented a critical look at the unique experience of Latino homelessness in Los Angeles County, the jurisdiction…

UCLA LPPI Study Identifies Barriers Latino Students Face When Pursuing a Medical Career in California

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UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative study finds that Latino students pursuing a medical career in California must overcome significant barriers to successfully become physicians. The main barriers identified are: financial and opportunity…

Tip Work: Examining the Relational Dynamics of Tipping beyond the Service Counter

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By Eli R. Wilson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of New Mexico In the winter of 2010, just months after graduating from Wesleyan University, I landed a job as a food runner at a much-hyped new restaurant in downtown Los…

A Ceremony to Honor UCLA Heroes

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“…This was a collective effort. You know, this is not an individual effort. We stand before you not as heroes, but as equals…heroes are everywhere in this room.” On February 27, these were the words spoken by Major Steve Kwon…