Desi Small-Rodriguez

Jason L. Ferguson

Wei-hsin Yu

Wei-hsin Yu is a sociologist and social demographer specializing in the areas of social stratification and gender inequality. Her research focuses on how macrolevel forces influence individuals, paying special attention to their labor market outcomes, family behaviors, and psychological health. She has published two books and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, including American Sociological Review, Social Forces, and Demography. Her current project examines how different working conditions are linked to wage inequality and family dynamics in the United States.

Andrés Villarreal

Andrés Villarreal is a sociologist and social demographer specializing in the areas of international migration, race and ethnicity, social stratification, and health in social context. Much of his research focuses on Latin America and the Latin American-origin population in the U.S. Within the area of immigration he seeks to understand how population movements are driven by economic changes, and the consequences that these movements have for social wellbeing. In an ongoing research project he is examining the long-term economic assimilation of immigrants in the U.S.

Natasha Quadlin

Natasha Quadlin is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at UCLA. Her research examines social inequality in the contemporary United States, with an emphasis on inequality in access and returns to education. She is particularly interested in using large-scale experiments and surveys to examine the mechanisms behind inequalities in schools, families, and labor markets. Other projects use experimental methods to examine public attitudes, and how these attitudes are linked with inequalities on account of gender, social class, race, and other characteristics.

Omar Lizardo

My empirical work contributes to the fields of cultural sociology, historical sociology, social movement studies, culture and consumption studies, cognitive sociology, and network science. My theoretical work deals with general issues in classical and contemporary social theory with an emphasis on the link between practices, culture, cognition, and institutions.

Jessica L. Collett

Jessica L. Collett joined the UCLA faculty in 2018. She is a social psychologist, primarily interested in small group processes, identity, and the relationship between the two.

Giovanni Rossi

I research human language and gesture as a system of tools for social interaction. My interest is both in the universal features of the system grounded in the common infrastructure of human interaction and in its variable features driven by the local resources and norms of particular cultural and social settings

Cecilia Menjívar

In general, I focus on the structural roots of inequalities and on how individuals’ social locations shape their responses to such conditions. The theoretical strand connecting my work centers on the state and its actions: how state power manifests--through legal regimes, bureaucracies, and formal institutions--in the microprocesses of everyday life in various contexts.

Victor Agadjanian

I enjoy doing things from scratch. Come up with an exciting idea and pick a place on the world map to explore it. Design a plan and build a team to implement it. Get funding and learn the local language (if I don’t speak it yet). Collect data and analyze them. Get new ideas in the process. Repeat.

More on my website.


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