Since its founding, the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment has produced analytical research to shape public policy and public opinion on labor issues.
A national network of researchers gathered at UCLA to dissect findings on race, ethnicity and politics all derived from the same innovative and singular data set.
What are the prospects for young men and women who grow up in and then age out of the juvenile justice system? Research and the media paint a bleak picture for those whose adolescent years have been intertwined with incarceration.
Darnell Hunt is a renowned scholar of race, media and culture, chair of sociology and longtime leader of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA.
UCLA faculty members Judith Carney and Stephanie Jamison will be inducted in an October ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music has created the Center for Musical Humanities to advance interdisciplinary interest in music and the humanities across the university.
Miriam Posner writes about how get-girls-to-code initiatives that aim to fix tech’s gender imbalance may unintentionally help reinforce it.
Impoverished locals in Mai Adrasha panning for tiny flakes of gold have dismantled much of what in other parts of the country has been preserved as tourist destinations.
UCLA researchers found that this was driven by participants’ views on social issues, such as marriage for same-sex couples, rather than economic issues, like tax cuts.
The program is designed to better prepare its graduates for their next career move, be it pursuing a Ph.D. or landing a job as a multifaceted researcher in the corporate or nonprofit world.
Sociologist Jeffrey Guhin says that in teaching concepts like morality, religious and secular thinking are more alike than they seem.
UCLA students study aging through a prism of disciplines, from biology through public health, and interact with older adults.
The research found that the phenomenon holds true around the world — and that when people hear two women laughing together, they are likely to assume the women are friends.
Don Nakanishi, a UCLA scholar who gained national recognition for establishing Asian American studies as a viable and relevant field of scholarship, teaching, community service and public discourse, died March 21. He was 66.
Kevan Harris, a comparative historical sociologist and expert on modern Iran, is bringing fresh perspectives shaped by his discipline to UCLA.
Income equality is not the critical problem of our time, according to UCLA economist Lee E. Ohanian. There are greater public policy issues surrounding the nation's economic well-being.
For the last 18 years, UCLA’s Lisa Snyder has been bringing to life the bygone glory of a true architectural, social and cultural wonder — the Chicago World’s Fair.
The researchers suggest that universities could encourage more risk-taking in research by decoupling job security from productivity.
The model, developed from six years of mathematical research and a decade of police crime data, has been so successful that the LAPD adopted it for use in 14 of its 21 divisions.
Researchers found that people envision an unknown “black”-named character in similar ways to an unknown “white”-named male convicted of assault.
Men who buy sex have less empathy for women in prostitution than men who don’t buy sex, and they are more likely to report having committed rape and other acts of sexual aggression.
Sociologist Edward T. Walker writes in the New York Times that rich corporations are leveraging social media to get customers and ordinary citizens to act as de facto lobbyists.
On the 50th anniversary of the Watts riots, historian Robin D.G. Kelley writes in the L.A. Times that the era gave birth to social justice and arts organizations that remade the community and whose legacy continues today.
Regardless of where they are from, people judge acts like lying, theft and assault to be wrong — but less wrong if those acts happened far away or long ago.
The Labor Studies Applied Research Methods course at the UCLA Labor Center introduces students to basic social science research methods by immersing them in a hands-on project to assist community organizations.