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. Latino Rpresentation in Congress: A Case Study of Immigration in Congress
    Sophia Wallace (Rutgers University, Department of Political Science), 12:00pm-1:30pm, Haines 279
    10/31/2014 / Haines 279
    The International Institute and the UCLA Program on International Migration are pleased to present the event sponsored by the Irene Flecknoe Ross Lecture Series
  2. In the Name of Freedom: Moral Justifications for Freeing Markets and Closing the State in Chile
    Matias Fernandez, 10:15am-11:30am, Haines 215
    11/03/2014 - 10:15 am / Haines 215
    Please join The Contentious Politics and Organizations Working Group

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  1. Joshua Bloom's book "Black Against Empire: THe History and Politics of the Black Panther Party" is the winner of the American Book Award
    It is a tremendous pleasure to announce that graduate student Joshua Bloom's book "Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party" (co-authored with Waldo Martin) is the winner of the American Book Award. Josh is in great company with Jamaica Kincaid, Audre Lorde, Henry Louis Gates, bell hooks, Art Spiegelman, Don DeLillo, Edward Said, Isabel Allende, Cornel West, and others as previous winners.
  2. Abigail Saguy was interviewed on WisconsinPUblic Radio on Monday September 15th.

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