The UCLA maritime archaeologist finds a new lens for exploring Black culture through the discovery of lost slave ships — and the secrets they carry.
A UCLA-led survey bolsters findings of an earlier analysis of online behavior during the pandemic.
Moerman united the fields of ethnography and conversation analysis, and published the seminal work “Talking Culture: Ethnography and Conversation Analysis.”
Sifting through studies on various species’ play behavior, researchers tracked vocalization patterns that show a strong similarity to human laughter.
GPS data reveal how gender roles and ecology influence men’s and women’s movement through the landscape in which they live.
Amid political turmoil, the UCLA study on kindness points to its potential for large-scale healing.
A UCLA-led research team analyzed data from Los Angeles and Indianapolis since the stay-at-home restrictions began.
UCLA’s Daniel Fessler explains why staying away from each other seems so tough, even when we know it will save lives.
Jason De León, UCLA professor of anthropology and Chicana and Chicano studies, received a 2017 MacArthur Foundation fellowship for his interdisciplinary approach.
Schachner describes how he “accidentally” got into the field and his goals for the program.
UCLA’s Monica Smith tracks the ways metropolitan hubs in different parts of the world emerged unrelated to one another, but in similar forms.
The work and day-to-day activities of UCLA anthropologist Susan Perry and her team are captured on HowtoBeAMonkey.org.
An emotion called ‘kama muta’ is typically accompanied by moist eyes or tears, chills or goosebumps, a warm feeling in the body, a feeling of exhilaration and a motivation to help others.
UCLA anthropologist Susan Perry finds that older, sociable monkeys are more likely to develop mannerisms and then transmit them to others.
Dr. Ippolytos Kalofonos has woven together his interests in global health, medicine and culture into a career as a medical anthropologist.
The UCLA professor emerita of anthropology and gender studies was honored by Ahfad University for Women in Omdurman, Sudan.
Whether she’s studying Wall Street or Equatorial Guinea, Hannah Appel uses the lens of anthropology to understand how people create and make sense of their economic lives.
Findings suggest that the industrialized world’s sleep habits do not differ much from those that humans evolved to have.
Braving floods, fires and vampire mosquitoes, UCLA professor Susan Perry has spent 25 years chasing capuchin monkeys through the forests of Costa Rica. Her data have transformed what we know about these fascinating primates.
The scientists resolved a dispute over whether a small population of black-headed squirrel monkeys, which are found only in an isolated part of Brazil, is a sub-species of another species or its own species.
UCLA linguist Pamela Munro writes about the nearly forgotten language of the Gabrielino-Tongva Indians and her efforts to revive it for descendants of Southern California’s Tongva people.
In his latest documentary, “Bitter Honey,” UCLA anthropologist Robert Lemelson tracks the abuses suffered by wives trapped in polygamous marriages.
UCLA social scientists found that walking in sync may make men feel more formidable against a potential foe, and they suggest that doing so could play a role in excessive use of force by police.
UCLA linguist Pamela Munro started a Facebook page to revive and promote the Tongva language, once spoken by Southern California's Gabrielino-Tongva Indians. Through social media, their descendants are now learning words, phrases and songs in Tongva.