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Professor Aliza Luft was elected to the Council of the American Sociological Association’s Theory Section. She will serve a three-year term, beginning August 2018.

Professor Karida Brown and Professor Aliza Luft have each been selected to receive a 2018-19 Hellman Fellows award. The UCLA Hellman Fellows Program was established through the generosity of the Hellman Fellows Fund to help promising assistant professors with their research and creative endeavors.

Professor CK Lee’s book, The Specter of Global China: Politics, Labor, and Foreign Investment (University of Chicago Press, 2017) has won still more awards! It received the 2018 Best Book Award from the Labor and Labor Movement Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA) and also an honorable mention for the 2018 Distinguished Book Award of the ASA’s Global and Transnational Sociology Section. 

Graduate student Wisam Alshaibi was recently mentioned in an article:

Professor Aliza Luft published an op-ed piece in today's Washington Post

Professor Jennie Brand was quoted in the Wallstreet Journal article U.S. Births Hit Lowest Number Since 1987:

Professor Stefan Bargheer was selected for a Thyssen Fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Study in Budapest, Hungary, to work on his project titled “Culturalism: The Remaking of Race in the American Century.”

Professor Karida Brown was selected for a Fulbright Global Scholar Program grant for her project titled “The Subaltern School | Australia, South Africa, and the United States.”

Undergraduate David Nguyen was awarded the Undergraduate Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award for 2018. 

Professor Vilma Ortiz has won the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award, which is awarded each year by the UCLA Academic Senate Committee on Teaching.

Professor Ed Walker appeared on National Public Radio’s program 1A, as part of a panel about Adam Winkler’s new book on the legal and political rights of corporations:

Professor Marcus Hunter appeared on National Public Radio’s program 1A, for a segment titled “The Lost Tapes: Malcom X.”:

Professor and Dean of Social Sciences Darnell Hunt’s 2018 Hollywood Diversity Report received wide coverage in the media, including pieces in the Los Angeles Times (, The New York Times (, CNN (, and National Public Radio (

Sociology Department Academic Administrator Zsuzsa Berend was interviewed about surrogacy and her new book, The Online World of Surrogacy, in the Italian online journal il lavoro culturale:

Professor Abigail Saguy was quoted in a recent article in the Los Angeles Times on sexual harassment allegations in the California State Legislature:

Professor Judith Seltzer is quoted in an article in UCLA College Magazine on the use of social science data to inform policy:

Professor Abigail Saguy is quoted in a recent New York Times article on sexual harassment in “manly jobs.”:

Graduate student Wisam Alshaibi was quoted in a recent piece in the online magazine

Professor Michael Gaddis’s research on mental health on college and university campuses was featured in a recent UCLA Newsroom piece:

Professor Kevan Harris’s Iran Social Survey, a 2016 nationwide poll conducted in Iran, was the subject of a recent online piece by UCLA’s Center for Near Eastern Studies:

Professor Aliza Luft published an Op-Ed piece in Friday’s Washington Post on what citizens can do to fight genocide:

Professor Abigail Saguy is quoted in a recent piece in the New York Times Opinion section on sexual harassment:

Research by UCLA Sociology PhDs David FitzGerald and David Cook-Martin was mentioned in the following New York Times editorial:

Kevan Harris has published a brief using his Iran social survey data. Click here to view the report:

Professor Kevan Harris and graduate student Zep Kalb have a piece in The Washington Post's Monkey Cage section, using data compiled on labor unrest in Iran over the past five years:

Professor Kevan Harris, and his work on Iran, received considerable media coverage during the Iranian protests, including: The New York Times Sunday ReviewThe Christian Science Monitor, and Newsweek.

Professor Kevan Harris recently appeared in a discussion regarding the anti-goverment protests in Iran: He was also quoted in an article in the Observer titled, "Iran Muffles Protests Fed by Economic Unrest."

Professor Jennie Brand's  research on job loss was recently featured in New York Magazine:

Professor Gabriel Rossman published a piece on the recently proposed tuition waiver tax in National Review

Professor Kevan Harris was recently interviewed about his newly released book A Social Revolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran. To listen to the interview or to learn more about the book, click on this link: The book was also review by John Waterbury, the doyen of political scientists who work on the Middle East. Click here to read his comments:

Distinguished Professor John Heritage’s work is mentioned in an article in The Guardian. For the full piece, see:

Professor Aliza Luft  has published a letter to the editor in New Yorker online, available at:

Two of our graduates, David Scott FitzGerald and David Cook-Martin, have won the American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Scholarly Book Award for Culling the Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas (Harvard University Press). For more information about their book, see: For more information about this major ASA award, see:

Professor Lauren Duquette-Rury's paper "The Political Economy of Social Spending by Local Government: A Study of the 3×1 Program in Mexico," co-authored with Simper, Hernández Company, and Ibarra and originally published in Latin American Research Review, was selected for inclusion in the 2016 Handbook of Latin American Studies, coordinated by the Library of Congress. Each section of the biannual Handbook draws from over 100 books and between 30 and 40 articles to produce an annotated bibliography of the best 50 recently published articles and books in the field.

Professor Ka-Yuet Liu's collaborative project on elective c-section was recently funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The project, titled “Obstetrics Interventions, Neonatal Health, and Child Development,” will receive four years of support from NIH's R01 mechanism. 

Graduate student Emily Yen was quoted in a recent Los Angeles Times story on proposed changes to taxation affecting higher education. For the full story, see:

Professor Emeritus Ivan Light was quoted is a recent PBS Marketplace piece on immigrant lending clubs. For the full podcast, see:

Professor Kevan Harris was quoted in an article on Politifact. For the full piece, click here:

Professor Abigail Saguy was recently quoted in a CNN story on the topic of discussing sexual harassment with colleagues. For the full article, see:

Associate Professor Marcus Hunter has published an op-ed in the Sacramento Bee on the effects of the GOP proposed tax plan on California’s homeless and working families. For the full piece, see:

We're please to announce the following results from the 2017 College Satisfaction Survey:  88% of undergraduate students are satified with the TA instruction, 93% expressed satisfaction with the cirriculum in the major, and 94% are satisfied with the quality of our teaching instruction. 

Professor Abigail Saguy was quoted in a recent New York Times article about Gabrielle Deydier’s memoir of growing up fat in France. For the full piece, see:

Assistant Professor Kevan Harris was quoted in a recent article regarding Iranian politics. To read the article, visit:

Professor Abigail Saguy  was quoted in an article on sexual harassment in today’s USA Today. For the full piece, see:

Distinguished Professor Roger Waldinger's work was cited in a recent New Yorker article.

Professor Michael Gaddis’s research on names and the measurement of racial discrimination was the focus of a recent piece in UCLA Newsroom. For the full story, see:


Associate Professor Gabriel Rossman recently published an article in Harvard Business Review. For the full piece, click here:

Associate Professor Gabriel Rossman recently published an article in the National Review. For the full piece, click here:

Associate Professor Gabriel Rossman, in partnership with Joseph Cuhen of CUNY Queens College and Leslie Hinkson of Georgetown University, has published a new website featuring a sociology-themed podcast. To listen to the podcasts or to learn more, visit:

Distinguished Professor Gail Kligman was recently profiled in an extensive piece by the International Institute, which includes a fascinating description of her long-run research program on Romania and communist and post-communist societies, and her recent receipt of an honorary doctorate from Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai (UBB). The full article can be found at:

Professor Abigail Saguy was quoted in an article about body size diversity in Hollywood appearing in today’s Christian Science Monitor. For the full article, see

Professor Judith Seltzer has been appointed to the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine for a 3-year term, which officially began July 1. The committee seeks to improve the statistical methods and information on which public policy decisions are based.  The committee works to foster better measurement and understanding of a wide range of issues including the economy, public health, immigration, the environment, and crime.

Professor Jennie Brand was featured in WalletHub's recent piece about the best and worst states to have a baby:

Professor Min Zhou was featured in WalletHub's recent piece about the most and least educated cities in America:

Professor Roger Waldinger and his work are profiled in the Spring 2017 edition of UCLA Blueprint and in UCLA's online newsroom:

Professor Karida Brown’s dissertation, Before they were diamonds: The Intergenerational Migration of Kentucky's Coal Camp Blacks", was selected as the best dissertation by the 2017 ASA Dissertation Award Committee. 

Assistant Professor Kevan Harris was interviewed with the Scholars Strategy Network on the Iranian election and long-term social change after the 1979 revolution. Listen to the interview here:

A special congratulations to Laura Savage- our 4th year undergraduate student- who took home a Spring Sing 2017 award for her second consecutive year – this time as part of the trio HELEN. Last year Laura won the grand prize as a soloist!

Professor Rogers Brubaker's op-ed piece on a controversial journal article about transracialism was published today in the New York Times.  You can access the piece here:

Professor Abigail Saguy was featured in a 14-minute interview with radio station WBEZ Chicago on the global problem of workplace sexual harassment.  The interview can be heard in its entirety here:

Associate Professor Edward Walker was featured in an NPR 1A piece on the recent boycotts of Trump-linked companies and how we should think about the effects of political consumerism.  Access the piece here:

Professor Min Zhou has received more praise for her award-winning book (with Professor Jennifer Lee), The Asian American Achievement Paradox.  Their book has won the 2017 Association for Asian American Studies Award for Best Book in the Social Sciences.

Assistant Professor Kevan Harris was quoted in an LA Weekly article regarding the common ground Jewish and Muslim Irianians share during the age of President Trump. The article can be found here:

Assistant Professor Kevan Harris was quoted in an LA Times article regarding the humanitarian efforts of USAID. The article can be found here:

Assistant Professor Aliza Luft has a new, provocative post on Scatterplot about parallels between the normalization of state violence in Vichy France and “Trumpism.”  You can read the piece here:

Professor Abigail Saguy is quoted in a article about the social stigma associated with being obese.  You can read the full article here:

Assistant Professor Kevan Harris was quoted in an article on vice music on an Iranian rock 'n roll artist. The article can be found here:

Assistant Professor Kevan Harris is one of 76 signatories to a report by the National Iranian American Council on a prudent post-election Iran policy featured in the New York Times: The full report can be found here:

Assistant Professor Jeffrey Guhin has a timely and thoughtful piece on civic engagement that appeared in Slate yesterday.  You can read the essay here:

Assistant Professor Kevan Harris was featured in the popular journal New Left Review with his article "Making and Unmaking of the Greater Middle East." The article can be read here: 

Professor Rogers Brubaker’s new book, Trans, is featured in the current issue of The Atlantic. The author of the article engages Professor Brubaker in a provocative exchange about the differences between race, sex, and gender as forms of identity (and the attendant politics).  You can read it here:

Professor Abigail Saguy was quoted Monday in a Los Angeles Times story about how Olympians Sarah Robles and Michelle Carter are challenging conventional notions of the ideal body type.  The article can be found here:

Professor Jeffrey Guhin's research published recently in Sociological Theory was cited today in a Slate article about fundamentalist Christian and Muslim reactions to evolution. The article can be found here:

Assistant Professor Lauren Duquette-Rury and Distinguished Professor Roger Waldinger's paper, “Emigrant Politics, Immigrant Engagement:  Homeland Ties and Immigrant Political Identity in the United States,” published in RSF:  The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, was referenced this week in an article about non-citizen Latino immigrants and their political engagement.


Assistant Professor Jacob Foster’s recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (with Andrey Rzhetsky, Ian Foster, and James Evans) was featured in a Nautilus magazine article about conservatism in biomedical research.  You can find the article here:

Associate Professor Marcus Hunter has published an important op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Sentinel about the well-being of Black women with children in California and the upcoming primary. Access the article here:

An interview with Professor Abigail Saguy about “why America hates fat women” was featured in a recent issue of Shape magazine. You can access the article here:

Distinguished Research Professor Michael Mann has received an honorary D.Litt. from University College, Dublin (the National University of Ireland). This is his third honorary doctorate.

Professor Jennie Brand was quoted today in a Wall Street Journal story on the lingering effects of massive unemployment during the Great Recession.  The article appears in Tuesday’s edition of the paper but can be found on-line here:

Associate Professor Edward Walker's paper in last fall’s ASR ("'No Fracking Way!' Documentary Film, Discursive Opportunity, and Local Opposition against Hydraulic Fracturing in the United States, 2010 to 2013,” with Bogdan Vasi, John Johnson, and Hui Fen Tan, ASR 80(5)) has won two Best Article awards from ASA Sections: (1) the Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements (CBSM) and (2) the Section on Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology (CITAMS). 

Professor Kevan Harris was quoted in an LA Times article about the intersection of Muslim faith and law. The article can be found here:

Professor Vilma Ortiz has been selected as this year’s Student Development Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Award recipient.  Presented each year by the Academic Senate’s Committee on Diversity and Equal Opportunity (CODEO), the award is a tribute to Professor Ortiz's tremendous efforts over the years to make UCLA a more diverse and inclusive place.  She will formally receive the award in May 2016 during a reception at the Chancellor’s Residence.

Professor Emeritus Jerry Rabow, former student Keisha Payne (UCLA 2014) and current UCLA student Zachary Philyaw have just published a piece on a class activity in TRAILS, the American Sociological Association’s on-line resource for teaching in sociology. You can find their article, "The 'What's in a Name?' Exercise"  at

Professor Abigail Saguy’s work on perceptions of obesity was recently cited in USA Today and the Orange County Register. The USA Today piece cites her book, What’s Wrong with Fat?, in its coverage of the controversy surrounding recent statements by comedian Amy Schumer about what she considers “plus-size.” It can be found here:  The Orange County Register article features research Professor Saguy published with co-authors at Stanford and Chapman University about the influence media have on the perception of obesity.  It can be found here:

Professor Robert Mare is this year’s winner of the Robert M. Hauser Distinguished Scholar award from the ASA section on Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility. The award will be presented at the IPM reception at the ASA meetings.

Professor Zsuzsa Berend's article, ““We Are All Carrying Someone Else’s Child”:  Relatedness and Relationships in Third-Party Reproduction”, was just published in American Anthropologist.

Professor Min Zhou and former graduate student Anthony Ocampo (now an assistant professor of psychology and sociology at Cal Poly Pomona) have just published a new edited volume, Contemporary Asian America, Third Edition. In this latest edition, Zhou and Ocampo assemble an incredible crew of Asian American sociologists, anthropologists, psychologists, political scientists, and education scholars in order to engage with a host of pressing issues related to the experiences of Asians in America.

Professor Min Zhou -- who has been away since 2013 heading the Division of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore -- is returning to UCLA this fall!

Professor Jeffrey Guhin’s review of Inventing American Religion, Robert Wuthnow’s new book, appeared today in the Los Angeles Review of Books.  You can read the article here:

Professor John Heritage has been named as the recipient of the ASA’s Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Section's Lifetime Achievement Award for his “distinguished lifetime career contributions to the fields of ethnomethodology and/or conversation analysis." The post to the ASA website can be found here:

Professor Robert Mare's research on assortative mating and inequality was cited this weekend in the New York Times.  You can read the article by clicking this link:

Professor Darnell Hunt made an appearance with comedian Chelsea Handler on her new Netflix show Chelsea Does. This episode was “Chelsea Does Racism” and involved a discussion of racism and racial stereotypes

Kjerstin Gruys has accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Sociology Dept at University of Nevada at Reno and will be starting in January 2017

Lina Stepick was awarded a grant for her research, through the OVCR's Sustainable LA Grand Challenges Program. She will serve as a Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Powell Policy Fellow. Her project is "Displacement around Transit-Oriented Development and Affordable Housing and Use Policy"

Professor Ruben Hernandez-Leon’s research on the H2 temporary worker program was cited today in a piece about the recent debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.  You can read the post by clicking on the following link:

Sophina DeJesus, sociology undergrad & gymnast, showcased her own unique twist during her floor exercise that left the crowd in awe. Learn more about Sophina's performance by visiting this link: DeJesus New York Times

Professor Kevan Harris was profiled recently in the Daily Bruin and on the International Institute’s website.

In January, Professor Patrick Heuveline and his research on the impact of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia were profiled in the Daily Bruin.  For the full article, please click on this link:

Melvin Oliver, a faculty member in our department between 1978 and 1996, was named president of Pitzer College yesterday.  You can read the Los Angeles Times story here:

Professor Abigail Saguy was interviewed yesterday by Wisconsin Public Radio about Women’s Health magazine’s recent decision to ban fat-shaming messages.  You can listen to the interview by clicking on the following link:

Professor Darnell Hunt’s research in the Hollywood Race Project has framed one of the top national news stories, a story that has been covered in literally thousands of venues (based on a Google News search), many quoting Darnell directly or citing his work. Here are links to a couple of the stories from the L.A. Times and NPR: |


Professor Jacob Foster's recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is featured in an editorial in the current issue of Nature: Professor Foster's ASR paper is also featured today in a piece on risk and the research university in The Chronicle of Higher Education

Professor Abigail Saguy and Laura Enriquez, a recent graduate of our program, have an article recently out in the American Journal of Cultural Sociology on the cultural schema of ‘coming out' in the undocumented immigrant youth movement.

Professor David Halle’s new book (with Elisabeth Tiso), New York’s New Edge, will appear in paperback this spring from University of Chicago Press. The book has many positive reviews.

Professor Min Zhou’s new book (with Jennifer Lee), The Asian American Achievement Paradox, continues to receive news coverage, including two op-ed pieces in the New York Times. You can review it here and here.

Professor Min Zhou is quoted in an article from the latest New Yorker about a Chinatown bank fraud investigation.

Professor Jacob Foster and Professor Edward Walker's respective papers were featured in the October 2015 issue of the American Sociological Review.

Professor Min Zhou’s new book (with Jennifer Lee), The Asian American Achievement Paradox, is cited in The Economist's "The model minority is losing patience" article.

Professor Abigail Saguy's book What's Wrong with Fat was quoted in the Slate article "Shame on People Who Fat-Shame."

Professor Abigail Saguy was quoted in the Observer article "How Obamacare Allows Companies to Punish Fat Employees."

Professor Abigail Saguy was quoted in the BBC News article "Does weight matter in the US presidential elections?".

Professor Edward Walker wrote an op-ed in The New York Times, "The Uber-ization of Activism."

Professor Min Zhou was interviewed by "Inside Higher Ed" for her book The Asian American Achievement Paradox.

Professor Min Zhou was quoted in the Los Angeles Times front page article "In Alhambra, demographic shift reaches the grocery store."

Professor Emeritus Jerome Rabow, along with Keisha Payne, a graduate of our department, and Manpreet Dhillon, currently in the Doctoral Program in Education, have just published the "Pink Triangle Experience Exercise" in the ASA's TRAILS.

Professor Emeritus Ivan Light published an editorial in the Pasadena Star-News.

Professor Marcus Hunter was interviewed by Pennsylvania Cable Network’s PABooks about his book Black Citymakers: read here.

Professor Kevan Harris discusses some preliminary results of his reasearch on the economy in Iran under sanctuons in the Washington Post.

Professor Darnell Hunt's research and the release of the annual Hollywood Diversity Report has featured extensively in the media, including the opinion pages of the LA Times as well as the UCLA Magazine

Professor Marcus Hunter published an op-ed in The Conversation about the origins of Black American distrust in banks: read here.

David Halle's New Book New York's New Edge:Contemporary Art, the High Line, and Urban Megaprojects on the Far West Side co-authored with Elisabeth Tiso, was quoted in the Wall Street Journal article "The Flower District: The Next Chelsea?". He was also interviewed on the Center for Architecture podcast, listen here.

Professor Darnell Hunt was interviewed by NRP about the lack of diversity in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. You can listen to the interview here. January 25, 2015.


Professor Edward Walker and Graduate Student Lina Stepick have organized a series about civic engagement in politics for the Washington Post. Their first two articles are "How Do Citizens Participate in Politics Between Elections" and "How Business Funded the Anti-Soda Tax Coalition"

Professor Darnell Hunt, interviewed by NRP, "Black-ish," September 23,2014

Professor Rob Mare and Alumna Esther Friedman's, research on life expectanct for parents of collgegraduates, September 22,2014

Professor Jennie Brand, disscussed her reasearch on Single Mother Employment, September 22,2014

Professor Saguy, interviewed on WisconsinPublic Radio, September 15, 2014

Professor Saguy, interviewed by Dutch Newspaper Trouw, also translated in German, August 31,2014


President of Mexico Gives a Grant to a UCLA Scholar, August 28,2014


Professor Rob Mare and Alumna Esther Friedman's work, "Want to live longer? Send your kids to College", featured in the Washington Post, July 31, 2014 


Professor Walker, interviewed on CSPAN BookTV, May 6, 2014 

Jennie Brand, featured in UCLA Newsroom, May, 01, 2014

Jennie Brand, featured in the LA Times, May 01, 2014

Min Zhou, featured in UCLA Today, April 4, 2014

Kjerstin Gruys, interviewed on ABC7 San Francisco, February 16, 2014

Laura Enriquez, interviewed on KPCC, February 14, 2014

Darnell Hunt, featured in UCLA Newsroom, February 12, 2014

Darnell Hunt, featured in the Daily Variety, February 12, 2014

Darnell Hunt, featured in the LA Times, February 12, 2014

Darnell Hunt, interviewed on Take Two (KPCC), February 12, 2014

Terri Anderson, interviewed by KCBS, January 27, 2014

Gabriel Rossman, cited in the Toronto Star, January 15, 2014

Gabriel Rossman, cited in Slate, January 15, 2014

Gabriel Rossman, cited in the Washington Post, January 15, 2014

Gabriel Rossman, featured in UCLA Newsroom, January 14, 2014

Ivan Light, featured in, January 7, 2014



Abigail Saguy, quoted in Zócalo Public Square, December 17, 2013

Judith Seltzer, quoted in the Washington Times, November 5, 2013

Abigail Saguy, quoted in the NY Times, October 15, 2013

Darnell Hunt, featured in UCLA Newsroom, October 08, 2013

Jerome Rabow, quoted in the LA Times, August 22, 2013

Stefan Timmermans, featured in the LA Times, July 19, 2013

Abigail Saguy, featured in the Debate Club of U.S. News, June 27,2013

Abigail Saguy, featured in Times Magazine, June 24, 2013

David Halle, featured in UCLA today, April 25, 2013

Abigail Saguy, interviewed in NPR radio station WICN, June 6, 2013

Jack Katz, interviewed in the online journal,,  April 1, 2013

Terri Anderson, quoted in The Daily Bruin, May 08, 2013

Abigail Saguyher new book is featured in the Oxford University Press, May 06, 2013

David Halle, his new book is featured in the NY Times, May 03, 2013

Abigail Saguy, a profile of Abigail Saguy in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research, May 02, 2013

Vilma Ortiz, quoted in the NY Times, May 01, 2013

Kjerstin Gruys, quoted in the Los Angeles Times, April 25, 2013

Darnell Hunt, quoted about the lack of racial and gender diversity in late-night television in an Associated Press article April 06, 2013

Marie Berry featured in the Center for the Study of Women Newsletter March 2013

Hannah Landecker featured in the Center for the Study of Women Newsletter March 2013

Tara Mckay featured in the Center for the Study of Women Newsletter March 2013

Abigail Saguy Professor Abigial Saguy's book "What's Wrong With Fat?", featured on Reason TV March 18, 2013

Suzanne Bianchi quoted in USA Today March 15, 2013

Joshua Bloom, Bloom's new boook "Black Against Empire" is featured in the  UCLA Newsroom Feb 27, 2013

Abigail Saguy, Professor Abigial Saguy's book "What's Wrong With Fat?", featured in the NY Times Feb 25, 2013

Joshua Bloom, Bloom's new book "Black Against Empire" is featured in the San Francisco Chronicle Feb 22, 2013

Joshua Bloom, Bloom's new book "Black Against Empire" is featured in the Bay State Banner Feb 21, 2013

Joshua Bloom, LA Weekly Literary Events Feb 15, 2013

Joshua Bloom, Bloom's new book "Black Against Empire", is featured in the San Francisco Huffington Post Feb 11, 2013

Min Zhou, quoted in USA Today in connection with Chinese New Year February 8, 2013

Abigail Saguy, Professor Abigial Saguy's book "What's Wrong With Fat?" featured in UCLA Newsroom February 5, 2013

Joshua Bloom, Bloom's new book "Black Against Empire", is featured in UCLA Newsroom Jan 31, 2013

Abigail Saguy, Professor Abigail Saguy's op-ed in the Washington Post Jan 25, 2013

Joshua Bloom, Bloom's new book "Black Against Empire" reviewed in the Los Angeles Times, Jan 24, 2013

Abigail Saguy, Professor Abigial Saguy's book "What's Wrong With Fat?", featured in Nature Jan 24, 2013

Abigail Saguy, Professor Abigail Saguy on New Hampshire Public Radio's Word of Mouth Jan 10, 2013

Abigail Saguy, Professor Abigail Saguy's op-ed in the LA Times Jan 04, 2013



Abigail Saguy, Prof. Abigail Saguy's book "What's Wrong With Fat?" featured in UCLA Newsroom Dec 19, 2012

Stefan Timmermans and Mara Buchbinder's book Saving Babies is hailed by Henry Greely in the international journal of science NATURE Dec 13 2012

Stefan Timmermans interviewd on NPR's "All Things Considered" Genome Sequencing For Babies Brings Knowledge And Conflicts Dec 03 2012

Abigail Saguy cited in The Daily Beast Disney Characters Are Slimmed Down For Barneys and Harrods Holiday Campaigns” Nov 6, 2012

Robert Mare, a report on UCLA's Holistic Admission policies has been mentioned in the New York Times blog October 13, 2012

Abigail Saguyop-ed/blog on "Weight-Based Stigma and Bullying" was picked up by UCLA Today October 12, 2012

Abigail Saguy, an op-ed/blog in the Huffington Post on "Weight-Based Stigma and Bullying" October 11, 2012

Jennie Brand, is cited in The Chronicle of Higher Education Op-Ed article titled "The College Payoff: Economics … and Then Some" October 10, 2012

Laura Enriquez, is featured regularly in the Huffington Post, most recently "Big Bird and Immigrant Families: Why I'm Voting for Obama" October 9, 2012

Jennie Brand, in Inside Higher Ed, Commutity College section, article titled "Law of Averages" August 27, 2012

Edward Walker, Friday's New York Times featured an op-ed by Edward Walker, UCLA assistant professor of sociology, about the increasing trend of corporations partnering with, and in some cases financing, pro-corporate grass-roots activist groups. August 10, 2012

Darnell Hunt, was interviewed Monday on PBS's "NewsHour" about the life and legacy of Rodney King, who died June 17 June 18, 2012

Darnell Hunt, in an LA Weekly article on the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots April 26, 2012

Darnell Hunt, in a Los Angeles Times profile of the founder of the BET cable television network April 17, 2012

Darnell Hunt, in a Washington Post article about the death of Trayvon Martin and the social significance of "hoodies," or hooded sweatshirts March 25, 2012

Darnell Huntin a Los Angeles Times article on what various television stations do for Black History Month, February 16, 2012

Cesar Ayala, in a CNN blog story about discrimination against Puerto Ricans in California in the late 1940s, February 3, 2012.

Min Zhou, in the UCLA Today, Survivor of Cultural Revolution chronicles immigrants' lives, January 4, 2012



Megan Sweeney, in the NBC Southern California, Amount of First-Time Married Couples Historically Low, December 15, 2011

Jennie Brand, in the Sacremento Bee, Current crop of graduates can't find the jobs they want, December 11, 2011

Edward Walker, in the Daily Bruin, Occupy Movement sparks UCLA Division of Social Sciences to start blog for campus dialogue, December 5, 2011

Jennie Brand, in the Wall Street Journal, Dollars for Diplomas, November 18, 2011

Jack Katz, a Oregonian blog on whether bicyclists who run red lights actually save time cited "How Emotions Work," a book by Katz that addresses the issue of drivers who construct "moral dramas" to justify their decisons on the road, October 21, 2011.

Darnell Hunt, in the Globe and Mail, Women and TV: They've come a long way - maybe, October 8, 2011

Kjerstin Gruys, in the UCLA Today, Mirror, Mirror, off the wall, September 6, 2011

Kjerstin Gruys, in Sociological Images, How media attention can undermine activist projects, August 30, 2011

Kjerstin Gruys, in the Huffington Post, Kjerstin Gruys commits to a year without Mirrors, August 30, 2011

Chris Tilly on Southern California Public Radio, No one wants a supermarket strike, but does anyone want a deal? , July 29, 2011

Abigail Saguy in the UCLA Today, Why a French sex scandal could only start in the U.S., July 28, 2011

Darnell Hunt in the UCLA Today, Champion of diversity widens pathway to opportunity, July 21, 2011

Abigail Saguy on the TSR Channel (Switzerland), France: suite à l'affaire DSK, les langues se délient concernant le harcèlement sexu..., June 27, 2011

Matt Mosher in the Daily Bruin, Bruin Matt Mosher utilized social media sites to publicize 'Brother's Justice' film, June 26, 2011

Chris Tilly in the Star Tribune, Labor thinks big-box with Target union effort, June 8, 2011

Chris Tilly in the Washington Post, Wal-Mart works with unions abroad, but not at home, June 7, 2011

Abigail Saguy in the Edmonton Journal, France lax on sex laws, expert says, May 22, 2011

Abigail Saguy in Mediapart (France), Les violences faites aux femmes ne sont toujours pas prises au sérieux, May 20, 2011

Abigail Saguy in Liberation (France), Un dragueur lourd peut faire une belle carrière aux Etats-Unis, May 19, 2011

Chris Tilly in the OC Register, Grocery Talks Continue, Survival at Stake, May 17, 2011

Stefan Timmermans in the Jewish Journal, Pros, Cons of Newborn Genetic Screening, May 3, 2011

Jennie Brand in Newsweek, Dead Suit Walking, April 17, 2011

Darnell Hunt on NPR's Morning Edition, If You're Looking For A Little Diversity On Television, Try HGTV, April 13, 2011

Suzanne Bianchi in the Calgary Herald, Mom needs to look after her mental health, March 28, 2011

Suzanne Bianchi in UCLA Today, She tracks social changes within the American family, March 22, 2011

Darnell Hunt in the New Jersey Star-Ledger, Black filmmakers discouraged by lack of Oscar-nominated African-Americans, February 17, 2011



Abigail Saguy and Kjerstin Gruys in the ASA's website, Media Binge, November 22, 2010

Andreas Wimmer in Inside Higher Education, Are Facebook Friendships Post-Racial?, October 29, 2010

Andreas Wimmer in the Chronicle of Higher Education, What Facebook Tells Researchers About Friendship and Race, October 28, 2010

Andreas Wimmer in the UCLA Newsroom, Facebook study finds race trumped by ethnic, social, geographic origins in forging friendships, October 28, 2010

Andreas Wimmer in the Harvard Gazette, Race plays minor role in Facebook friendships, October, 2010

Darnell Hunt in the LA Times, In Sunday books: A new anthology speaks volumes on black L.A., August 8, 2010

Jennie Brand in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Another kind of depression, July 19, 2010

Jennie Brand in the New York Times, Letters: The Rise and Fall of the GDP, May 27, 2010

Darnell Hunt in the UCLA Newsroom, UCLA book 'Black Los Angeles' chronicles city's African American history, April 21, 2010

Jennie Brand in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Disadvantaged Students May Benefit Most From Attending College, April 1, 2010

Jennie Brand in the New York Times Blog Freakonomics, Who Gains the Most from a College Education?, April 8, 2010

Jennie Brand in National Public Radio, Marketplace, Low-income benefit most from degree, April 1, 2010

Jennie Brand in Inside Higher Education, Who Gains the Most from going to College, April 1, 2010

Jennie Brand in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Disadvantaged Students May Benefit Most From Attending College, April 1, 2010

Jennie Brand in the San Francisco Chronicle, College degrees most beneficial to disadvantaged students, April 1, 2010

Gabriel Rossman in the Daily Bruin, Study analyzes sociological factors affecting actors’ chances of receiving an Oscar nomination, February 28, 2010

Ruth Milkman in the LA Times, L.A. leads New York, Chicago in abuse of low-wage workers, January 6, 2010



Jennie Brand in USA Today, How joblessness hurts us all, December 12, 2009

Jennie Brand in Time Magazine, Among American workers, fear of losing your job is linked to health problems [online], August 28, 2009

Jennie Brand in MSNBC, Worry over job is worse for health than no job[online], August 28, 2009

Darnell Hunt in the New York Times, Spinning Off Into Uncharted Cartoon Territory, August 27, 2009

Abigail Saguy in a Newsweek Web Exclusive, America’s War on the Overweight , August 26, 2009

Andreas Wimmer in the Daily Nation, Kenya, Chaos sparked by ‘ethnic exclusion’, April 20, 2009

Ching Kwan Lee in UCLA International Institute Online article "No One China in Africa"Feb 2009



Jennie Brand in USA Today, Join the jobless club, Groups grow as economy shrinks[online], December 17, 2008

Jennie Brand in Forbes, The Emotional Impact of the Wall Street Crisis[online], September 15, 2008

Veronica Terriquez presented two papers "Determinants of Latino Parental School Involvement" and "Gender, Work Schedules, and Latino Parent School Involvement" at the American Sociological Association, Boston, August 2008.

Nazgol Ghandnoosh presented a paper titled "Organizing Workers Along Ethnic Lines: The Pilipino Workers' Center" at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association in Boston, MA.

Darnell Hunt in the L.A. Times, UCLA's new admission policy rights a wrong Sept 7, 2008

Jennie Brand in Forbes and US News and World Report, Job Loss Has Long-Term Impact on Social Lives Sept 9, 2008

Jennie Brand in, Layoffs may lead to social withdrawal: study Sept 1, 2008

Sarah Morando in El Informador Newspaper, Dalton bajo la lupa en estudio sociológico Aug 7, 2008

Andreas Wimmer in the BBC News, January 15, 2008

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