UCLA faculty experts advisory: New York votes
September 09, 2013 Category: Academics & Faculty
Voters head to the polls Sept. 10 in New York, the nation's most populous city, to decide the winner or winners of the mayoral primary. UCLA has experts.
David Halle, professor of sociology and founding director of UCLA's LeRoy Neiman Center for the Study of American Society and Culture, is an expert on the culture and politics of New York and Los Angeles. He is the author of "New York and Los Angeles: Politics, Society and Culture" (2003) and "New York and Los Angeles: the Uncertain Future" (2013).
Juliet Williams, an associate professor of women's studies, is a political and feminist theorist who looks at the intersection of social issues, law and society. She co-edited and contributed to "Public Affairs," a 2004 collection of scholarly essays showing how political sex scandals take shape, gain momentum, and alter the political and cultural landscape. She can speak about how the Anthony Weiner "sexting" scandal affected the race.
To interview Williams, contact her directly at 805-886-9587.