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Research excellence
Funding for world class research in the UCI School of Social Sciences grew by more than 33 percent from 2018-19 to 2019-20
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Building a more representative professoriate
UCI sociology professor and associate dean of faculty development and diversity Belinda Robnett receives grant to establish program for underrepresented minority Ph.D. students in social sciences
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Poolside reflections
Dean's Leadership Society member Ofer Horn turns lessons from an acclaimed UCI coach into business success
rocio rosales
Under the rainbow umbrellas
New book by UCI professor RocĂ­o Rosales explores the complex stories of immigrant street vendors in Los Angeles
future of cash
What's next: The future of cash
Bill Maurer, UCI anthropologist and social sciences dean, explains how the death of dollars has been greatly exaggerated
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The case for female leadership and equality
Key findings from a global discussion including an all-female UCI panel
adan martinez ordaz
For immigrants, the real risks of virtual activities
UCI anthropology Ph.D. student Adan Martinez Ordaz wins a National Science Foundation grant to support his research on immigrants' use of online platforms
Honoring efforts to advance diversity and equitable inclusion
UCI social sciences recognizes professors Hironaka, Bui and grad student Winer for contributions
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Advancing equity in the age of COVID-19
Four from social sciences awarded funding to lead timely, cutting edge research projects
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Weathering the pandemic in an online class
UC students enrolled in Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa chronicle their remote course experience
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podcasts and sound bites
From politics and race to coins and cooking, experts from UCI social sciences offer insight and inspiration in these podcasts and interviews. Listen in.
davin phoenix
UCI Podcast: Professor Davin Phoenix on the political impact of the Black Lives Matter movement
Political scientist and expert on the role anger and race play in politics talks about protests and their potential influence on the November elections
melissa king
UCI Podcast: Top Chef winner is UCI alumna Melissa King
'05 psychology alumna dishes on show's final moments and her unique California-Asian culinary style
russ dalton
UCI Podcast: Commemorating the 75th anniversary of WW II
UCI political science research professor reflects on the war's far-reaching family impact
sabrina strings
Fat phobia and its racist past and present
Sabrina Strings, sociology, on NPR
The problem with the coastal cities of Colombia's Pacific
Shauna Gillooly, poli sci, explains on Colombia Calling
Is it time to ditch cash?
Bill Maurer, anthropology, on BYU Radio - Top of Mind with Julie Rose
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in the media
Social sciences faculty and graduate students are consistently sought by media for their expertise in areas ranging from digital play to gender pay. Check out some of our top hits, self-authored pieces, and on-air interviews below, or visit us online for the full run down.
roxanne varzi

"At the end of the day, the mask doesn't represent a lack of choice, but a good one. It's been recommended by public health experts for personal safety and not for political or religious reasons. It's more than a symbol. Bound by politics and danger - and what we anthropologists call a social contract - what we wear is not immaterial." Read more from Roxanne Varzi, anthropology, in this piece she penned for the Daily Pilot.
sara goodman
Goodman on citizenship and immigration
Broadway World
david neumark
Neumark on gender and pay at Google
The Guardian
danielle thomsen
Thomsen on women and politics
Kim, Tesler on politics and race
Washington Post
UCI Great Big Read Presents Julia Alvarez
12:00-1:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

Join us for a discussion with National Medal of Arts recipient Julia Alvarez, prize-winning author of books such as How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of the Butterflies, and Afterlife, which is the current UCI Great Big Read selection. A live Q&A session will follow. The discussion will be facilitated by Anita Casavantes Bradford, Chicano/Latino Studies, UCI.
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