Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism
Dec
6
12:00 PM12:00

Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism

Date

December 6, 2019

Time

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Location

CHS 16-070

About the Speaker

Laura E. Gómez teaches Civil Procedure and Criminal Law in the first-year UCLA School of Law curriculum and has taught courses in law and society and the Critical Race Studies Program in the law school’s upper-year curriculum.

Gómez has lectured widely and has published numerous articles (in both student-edited law reviews and peer-reviewed journals), book chapters, and books. Broadly speaking, her research focuses on the intersection of law, politics and inequality both today and in the distant past. Her books include the following: Misconceiving Mothers: Legislators, Prosecutors and the Politics of Prenatal Drug Exposure (1997), which is widely taught in law and society and gender studies courses; Mapping “Race”: Critical Approaches to Health Disparities Research (2013), a book co-edited with Dr. Nancy López; and Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race (2007), which is widely taught in ethnic studies and history courses.

Professor Gómez is proud to have co-founded and served as the first co-director of UCLA School of Law’s Critical Race Studies Program, and she continues to be actively involved in CRS. At UCLA Law, Gómez is the faculty adviser to three student organizations: La Raza, the Latino student association, the Chicano-Latino Law Review, and the Womyn of Color Collective. She served as President of the Law and Society Association (2009-11), a multi-disciplinary organization of scholars who study law, legal actors and legal institutions in cultural and social context. She has served as an associate editor, a member of the editorial board, or a reviewer for a number of scholarly journals, including the Law & Society Review, Law & Social Inquiry, Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Studies in Law, Politics and Society, the Journal of Legal History, Latino Studies, the Law and History Review, and Contemporary Sociology.

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American Indian Health Outcomes and the Impact of Income Transfers
Mar
6
12:00 PM12:00

American Indian Health Outcomes and the Impact of Income Transfers

Date

March 6, 2020

Time

12:00 - 1:30pm

Location

TBD

About the Speaker

Randall Akee is an associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and American Indian Studies at UCLA. He is currently on leave from UCLA and is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. Prior to that, Dr. Akee was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Tufts University. Dr. Akee completed his doctorate at Harvard University in June 2006. Dr. Akee is an applied microeconomist and has worked in the areas of Labor Economics, Economic Development and Migration. He has conducted research on the determinants of migration and human trafficking, the effect of changes in household income on educational attainment and obesity, the effect of political institutions on economic development and the role of property institutions on investment decisions. He has conducted research on several American Indian reservations, Canadian First Nations, and Pacific Island nations in addition to working in various Native Hawaiian communities. His research has been published in top general interest economics journals and top field journals such as the American Economic Review, American Economics Journal: Applied Economics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Law and Economics.

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25th National Health Equity Research Webcast: Structural Racism
Sep
13
11:00 AM11:00

25th National Health Equity Research Webcast: Structural Racism

Join the Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health as we live stream the webcast.

Webcast Presenters

  • Felicia Arriaga, PhD, Appalachian State University

  • Derek Griffith, PhD, Vanderbilt University

  • Zinzi Bailey, ScD, MSPH, University of Miami

  • Moderator: Anissa Vines, PhD, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

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Data for Black Lives Conference (D4BL) at MIT
Jan
11
to Jan 13

Data for Black Lives Conference (D4BL) at MIT

Date

January 11-13, 2019

Location

MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02139

More Information

Conference Agenda
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Where to stay in Cambridge, MA
Conference '19 at-a-glance: PDF

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Email conference@d4bl.org with any general questions or inquiries.

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