Located in Los Angeles, the city that the world watches to detect the shape of the future, UCLA is considered one of the world's preeminent sociology departments.

We have the world's leading group of scholars studying international migration and its legacies, as well as arguably the strongest program in the study of ethnicity and nationalism, domestically and internationally. We have an outstanding demography and stratification program, as attested among other ways by the exceptional placements of students in recent years. We have long had one of the strongest programs in comparative historical sociology. For more than three decades, UCLA has been the world's leading center for ethnomethodology and conversation analysis. We have superb faculty and graduate training programs in ethnography. We have been building up social studies of medicine and science, and sociology of the family.

 Committed to methodological pluralism, we conduct sociological research in myriad ways, whether through direct observation, archival work, recording of naturally occurring interaction, large-scale sample surveys, social network studies, experiments, or secondary data analysis.

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  1. Family Working Group: Welcome and Introductions
    10/07/2014 / Haines 279
  2. Diverging Destinies of Dads: Growing Inequality’s Impact on the American Family
    Kathryn Edin (Johns Hopkins University, Department of Sociology)
    Location TBA. Sponsored by The Luskin School of Public Affairs, The Family Working Group (UCLA Sociology), and the California Center for Population Research (CCPR) *The Irene Flecknoe Ross Lecture Series is made possible by a gift from Ray Ross in memory of his wife

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  1. UCLA is hosting the Fourth International Conference on Conversation Analysis
  2. Prof. Ka-Yuet Liu was selected as a 2014-2015 UCLA Hellman Fellow

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