UCLA SOCIOLOGY IN THE NEWS
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: http://www.laweekly.com/news/las-jewish-and-muslim-iranians-have-common-...
Assistant Professor Kevan Harris was quoted in an LA Times article regarding the humanitarian efforts of USAID. The article can be found here: http://www.latimes.com/world/global-development/la-fg-global-usaid-exit-...
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: https://scatter.wordpress.com/2016/12/10/guest-post-what-vichy-france-can-teach-us-about-the-normalization-of-state-violence/
Professor Abigail Saguy is quoted in a BBC.com article about the social stigma associated with being obese. You can read the full article here: http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20161130-fat-people-earn-less-and-have-a-harder-time-finding-work
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: https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/from-national-star-to-enemy-of-the...
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: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/15/world/middleeast/trump-iran-deal.html. The full report can be found here: https://www.niacouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Report_Improving-US_Iran_Relations_TRUMP_fnl2email.pdf
Assistant Professor Jeffrey Guhin has a timely and thoughtful piece on civic engagement that appeared in Slate yesterday. You can read the essay here: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2016/11/civic_responsibility_is_about_a_lot_more_than_voting.html
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: https://newleftreview.org/II/101/kevan-harris-making-and-unmaking-of-the-greater-middle-east.
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: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/10/trans-brubaker-race-gender/502397/
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: http://www.latimes.com/sports/olympics/la-sp-oly-robles-plaschke-20160815-snap-story.html
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: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2016/07/there_s_a_key_difference_between_how_christian_and_muslim_creationists_see.html
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 NBCnews.com article about non-citizen Latino immigrants and their political engagement. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/non-citizen-latinos-politically-engaged-study-finds-n596556?cid=sm_fb
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: http://m.nautil.us/issue/37/currents/why-is-biomedical-research-so-conservative
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: https://lasentinel.net/black-women-and-girls-in-california-have-had-to-make-a-lot-of-lemonade.html
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: http://www.shape.com/lifestyle/mind-and-body/why-america-hates-fat-women-feminist-take
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: http://on.wsj.com/1TOBEV2.
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: http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-global-pew-islam-study-story.html.
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 http://trails.asanet.org.
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: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/04/12/amy-schumer-plus-size-fat-america/82940894/. 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: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/fat-711738-people-obesity.html.
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: https://lareviewofbooks.org/review/polling-the-soul
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: http://asa-emca.blogspot.com/2016/03/lifetime-achievement-award-john-heritage.html.
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: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/02/23/upshot/rise-in-marriages-of-equals-and-in-division-by-class.html?_r=0&referer=
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" http://grandchallenges.ucla.edu/sustainable-la/
Professor Ruben Hernandez-Leon’s research on the H2 temporary worker program was cited today in a Salon.com piece about the recent debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. You can read the post by clicking on the following link: http://www.salon.com/2016/02/12/hillary_clinton_is_dead_wrong_about_bernie_sanders_immigration_record/
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
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: http://dailybruin.com/2016/01/22/professor-studies-impact-of-khmer-rouge-regime-in-cambodia/.
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: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-pitzer-president-melvin-oliver-20160113-story.html
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: http://www.wpr.org/womens-health-magazine-bans-body-shaming-phrases-its-covers
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:http://www.npr.org/2016/01/15/463224137/oscars-still-so-white-academy-nominates-nearly-all-white-actors-again | http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-all-white-oscar-acting-nominees-20160114-story.html
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: http://www.nature.com/news/take-more-risks-1.18917. 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 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 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 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.
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 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
Terri Anderson, interviewed by KCBS, January 27, 2014
Ivan Light, featured in Forbes.com, January 7, 2014
Terri Anderson, quoted in The Daily Bruin, May 08, 2013
Tara Mckay featured in the Center for the Study of Women Newsletter March 2013
Suzanne Bianchi quoted in USA Today March 15, 2013
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
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.
Chris Tilly on Southern California Public Radio, No one wants a supermarket strike, but does anyone want a deal? , July 29, 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
Chris Tilly in the OC Register, Grocery Talks Continue, Survival at Stake, May 17, 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
Jennie Brand in Inside Higher Education, Who Gains the Most from going to College, April 1, 2010
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.
Sarah Morando in El Informador Newspaper, Dalton bajo la lupa en estudio sociológico Aug 7, 2008