Entries by Managing Editor

Fear Is a Party Animal

By Sarah Gavish, UCLA Master of Social Science ‘18 In an era where adult Americans consume 12+ hours of media per day, the relationship between media and public perception has never been more complex – or fascinating.  Does media actually have potential to shape our perceptions?  If it does, how, and why?  Some studies claim […]

UCLA Faculty and Alumni Discuss the Past and Present Politicization of the US Census

Comparative historical sociologists, Professors Dylan Riley and Patricia Ahmed (UCLA alumni) and Professor Rebecca Jean Emigh (UCLA faculty) highlight the pitfalls of Trump administration’s current immigration and census policies, using historical referents. The Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, has pushed to include a citizenship question into the 2020 census. Opponents suggest that this will depress […]

UCLA Dream Resource Center Sponsors Hackathon

By Kent Wong Director, UCLA Labor Center The UCLA Labor Center’s Dream Resource Center (DRC), in partnership with Netflix employees and DREAMer’s Roadmap (a program to support undocumented student access to higher education), sponsored a hackathon at the Netflix campus in Silicon Valley, August 10–12, 2018. Through a generous gift from Netflix employees, 40 immigrant […]

Word of Mouth: What an LA Auditory-Verbal Preschool Classroom Is Teaching Me About Spoken Language Development

By Kristella Montiegel PhD Student, Sociology, UCLA It’s estimated that California educates 14,000 Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing (D/HH) students annually. D/HH children have unique needs towards the successful development of communication abilities and social skills, and federal and state laws have established guidelines for assisting families and educators in successfully meeting these needs. One guideline is […]

Undocumented Stories Exhibit Visits Museum of Latin American Art

By George Chacon Dream Resource Center Project Manager, UCLA Labor Center When people are allowed to tell their own stories, they can provide insight into and connection with groups of people we may not ordinarily interact with. But when other people tell those stories, they can be used to paint a negative and unfair picture. […]

The Collaborative Multiracial Post-Election Survey Welcomes Scholars From Around the Country to UCLA

UCLA looks forward to welcoming a diverse and inter-generational group of about 100 scholars to UCLA for its 2-day Collaborative Multiracial Post-Election Survey (CMPS) Summer Research Workshop and Planning Meeting.  This Workshop will be held at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, August 8-10, 2018. The 2016 CMPS was the first cooperative, 100% user […]

Do Legislative Bills Build Housing?

By Jan Breidenbach Senior Fellow, UCLA Department of Urban Planning This was the question addressed by the 2018 Community Scholars project. A joint initiative of UCLA’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Labor Center, and the Department of Urban Planning, Community Scholars is a two-quarter class that convenes graduate students with community, labor, and […]

Helping Turn Seaweed into Biofuel

By Kyle Cavanaugh Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Geography As efforts to move from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources intensify, scientists, government organizations, and corporations are eyeing a new source of renewable energy: macroalgae, more commonly known as “kelp.” Giant kelp, the largest species of algae, is incredibly productive – it can grow up […]