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Welcome Week
Welcome back, Anteaters!
A fall message from Bill Maurer, social sciences dean
Hector Tobar
Perspectives on Hispanic Heritage Month
Héctor Tobar, UCI professor of Chicano/Latino studies and literary journalism and award-winning author, shares insights
El Sol mural
Archiving something new under the sun
Ana Elizabeth Rosas, UCI associate professor of Chicano/Latino studies and history, is leading a research team dedicated to telling El Sol Academy's rich history
Jeanett Castellanos
Riding the Academic Freedom Train: A Culturally Responsive, Multigenerational Mentoring Model
Book coauthored by Jeanett Castellanos, UCI social sciences professor of teaching, presents framework to help students - particularly underrepresented and first-generation undergrads - thrive
Undergrad Advising Office
Staff service
Estela Magana awarded Leinen Service recognition for fostering excellence, innovation, and community; five social sciences staff members honored for career milestones
Shelley Thunen
Her eye on OC
UCI alumnus Shelley Thunen is a rainmaker for Orange County's medical device industry
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UCI social sciences welcomes 11 new faculty members
Research interests span topics including racism and social justice, Indigenous studies, educational inequality, and much more
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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.
Eleana Kim

The human cost of South Korea's era of transnational adoption (podcast)

Eleana Kim, anthropology, weighs in via podcast with the Melbourne Asia Review.
Kristin Turney
Turney on
The 19th
Shawn Rosenberg
on democracy
Mike McBride
McBride on
Flannery Fired Up
Sabrina Strings
Strings on
diet culture
Judith Stepan-Norris

This Labor Day comes amid the biggest jump in union activity in decades

Judith Stepan-Norris, UCI sociologist, and Jasmine Kerrissey, University of Massachusetts Amherst, explain what's different from the past 40 years and what's the same in this piece for The Washington Post.
Eric Swanson
Swanson on interest rates
Intl. Business Times
Wang Fengf
Wang Feng on
The Guardian
Sara Mednick
Mednick on
David Neumark
Neumark on
Locked Down and Locked Up: A PrisonPandemic Exhibit
Tuesdays-Fridays, Sept. 27-Oct. 14 | 2:00-6:00 p.m. | Catalyst Gallery, ACT 2223, Claire Trevor School of the Arts
The Logistics Counter-Revolution: Decolonial Struggle and the Transpacific Political Economy of Just-in-Time Circulation
5:00-6:20 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100

featuring Charmaine Chua, Department of Global Studies, UC Santa Barbara
Meme Wars: The Untold Story of the Online Battles Upending Democracy in America

In-person reception | 5:00-5:30 p.m. | Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517

In-person and Zoom Discussion (registration required) | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517 or Zoom Webinar

featuring Joan Donovan, Research Director, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School


Is Territorial Integrity Sacred in Ukraine? Evidence from Survey Research in July 2022
5:00-6:20 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

featuring Gerard Toal, Government and International Affairs, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Cognitive Decline and Political Leadership 2022 Symposium
12:00-4:00 p.m. | Zoom (pre-registration required)

Keynote and featured speakers will systematically confront the problem of cognitive decline among politicians.
The Social Murder of Victoria Salazar
5:00-6:20 p.m. | Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100

featuring Steven Osuna, Department of Sociology, Cal State Long Beach
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