Faculty in the News

In an article in India Today, UCLA Professor of Anthropology Akhil Gupta argues for the need for India to combine social mobilization and bureaucratic reform if it is to reduce corruption and promote more equitable development.

Speaking on CNN, the chair of UCLA's Department of French & Francophone Studies said that President-elect Trump's critical remarks about Germany and the European Union could bring EU members together. See additional CNN coverage and interview here.

Yifang Zhu, UCLA professor of environmental health sciences at the Fielding School, tracks the effects of air pollution on UCLA students who participate in an annual summer research program in Beijing sponsored by the PKU-UCLA Joint Research Institute.

Jan. 13, 2017. Dr. Karin Nielsen, director of the Center for Brazilian Studies and clinical professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the Geffen School of Medicine, and Dr. Trevon Fuller of the Center for Tropical Research of the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, visited the DR to assist in Zika surveillance and health monitoring. Read their interview (in Spanish) with the oldest major newspaper in the country, Listin Diario.

Assistant Professor of Social Welfare Leyla Karimlia of UCLA Luskin is lead author of the new report, which asserts: “Care work is essential for personal well-being and for maintaining societies. But across the world, it is overwhelmingly the preserve of women, and it often restricts their opportunities for education, employment, politics and leisure.”