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Soc sci PAAs welcome our new freshman class
Welcome back, Anteaters!
A message from dean Bill Maurer. Plus, keep your eyes on your inbox for a Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month special feature coming soon from the social sciences.
Melissa Molina
Labor of love
With three majors, two jobs, and a passion for labor organizing, UCI undergrad Melissa Molina finds a "weird upside" in the pandemic
NSF Convergence
A multi-faceted approach
UCI-led team receives $750,000 from National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator to study and stop spread of mis-, disinformation in the financial services industry
Josue Ruedas
Turning experience into action
UCI undergrad Josue Ruedas, Chicano/Latino studies and political science, is using his time as an Anteater to advocate for communities of color and train for a legal career
Berna Idriz
Berna Idriz wants to save the planet - and she's got a pretty good start
The '20 international studies and political science alumna credits her UCI experience for helping her land a coveted fellowship, a full-time dream gig, and the opportunity to co-write a presidential candidate's climate platform
Heidi Hardt
The consequences of women's underrepresentation in academia for graduate students' attitudes and retention
UCI-led study in PLoS ONE finds gendered syllabus representation, role models increase self-efficacy of some groups while diminishing confidence of others
UCI Center for Population, Inequality, and Policy receives funding boost
UCI Program in Public Health joins social sciences, Office of Research in supporting interdisciplinary research center with a policy purpose
Jeff Kopstein
Kopstein receives U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Ina Levine Invitational Fellowship
Honor supports in-residence D.C. stay while he completes his new book on anti-Jewish violence across key points in history
How 9/11 changed America
UCI scholars offer insights into how the terrorist attacks continue to impact health, travel, politics and the media
Adam Cook and Luis Fonseca
Staff service
14 social sciences staff members honored for career milestones, two - Adam Cook and Luis Fonseca - awarded Leinen Service recognition for fostering excellence, innovation and community
Doug White
In memoriam: Douglas White
UCI anthropology professor emeritus | 1942-2021
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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.
Salvador Zarate

Salvador Zarate, anthropology, sheds light on the crews of migrant Latinx workers that bring deep environmental knowledge to stop destructive fires at the wildland-urban interface in this piece for Sapiens.
Samar Al-Bulushi
Al-Bulushi on
Al Jazeera
Etel Solingen
Solingen on global supply chain
David Meyer
Meyer on
Wall Street
Eleana Kim
Kim on
international adoptee rights
New York Times
Samantha Vortherms

U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods didn't bring companies back to the U.S., new research finds.

Instead, write Samantha Vortherms, poli sci, and Jiakun Jack Zhan, tariffs resulted in collateral damage to the U.S. economy. Read on courtesy of The Washington Post.
Melissa Wrapp
Wrapp on
credit unions
Credit Union
Louis DeSipio
DeSipio on
News 1
Daniel Stehr
Stehr on
vocal appeal
Jeff Kopstein
Kopstein on
The Hill
New Books, New Voices: A Virtual Conversation with the Authors
12:00-1:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring authors Elizabeth B. Schwall, Assistant Professor of History, Northern Arizona University and Michael J. Bustamante, Associate Professor of History and Chair in Cuban-American Studies, University of Miami | moderated by Anita Casavantes Bradford, Associate Professor, Chicano/Latino Studies and History, UC Irvine
Photographic Encounters: Visual Technologies and Missionary Modernity in Republican China
2:00-3:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Joseph W. Ho, Albion College
Combining Rules and Discretion in Economic Development Policy: Evidence on the Impacts of the California Competes Tax Credit
12:00-1:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring David Neumark, Distinguished Professor, Economics, UCI
Generating Insights into the Origins of Health Inequalities at the Interface of the Biological and Social Sciences
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Thomas McDade, Carlos Montezuma Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University
Social Sciences Faculty Development Institute
12:00-5:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

Margolis Lecture: Warriors and Citizens: US Civil-Military Relations after Afghanistan
12:30-1:45 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

Kori Schake, Senior Fellow and Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
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