Staff

Recent posts that document the contributions of our staff.

Dean’s Fund for the Study of Diversity and Racial Inequality Accepting Grad Student Applications

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In light of the reawakened reckoning on racial justice issues and other historical and contemporary inequalities, the UCLA Division of Social Sciences is turning its attention and support to its graduate students. The newly established Dean’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,…

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…

Lost in Translation “en el Fil”

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by Sayil Camacho, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, Vanderbilt University; and Gaspar Rivera-Salgado, Project Director, UCLA Labor Center The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) contracted with the…

CSW Gender, Race, and Age Behind Bars: Impacts of Long-Term Sentencing Event on Feb. 3

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UCLA Center for the Study of Women Presents: GENDER, RACE, AND AGE BEHIND BARS: IMPACTS OF LONG-TERM SENTENCING Wednesday, February 3, 2021 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM RSVP: csw.ucla.edu/behindbars Join us for a rare opportunity to hear from…

UCLA Labor Center Honored by the National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles

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On November 15, the National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles honored the UCLA Labor Center at its annual celebration. "For over 80 years, NLG has acted as a legal arm of social justice movements, working tirelessly to defend the rights of the most…

UCLA Professor Featured in KCET Special, “187: The Rise of the Latino Vote”

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Dr. Celia Lacayo, Associate Director of Community Engagement in the UCLA Division of Social Sciences, contributed to the KCET documentary, 187: The Rise of the Latino Vote. It focuses on a pivotal moment of California history, the passage of…

LA Social Science Presents “Conversations with Changemakers” Featuring Dr. Shannon Speed Discussing The Hate Crime Map Project

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LA Social Science recently spoke with Dr. Shannon Speed, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, Professor of Anthropology, and Director of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center, about the newly launched Hate Crime Map. This research and application…