Research & Awards
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The International Institute and its affiliated centers and programs promote multidisciplinary research and provide platforms, such as conferences and publications, for the dissemination of research findings.
Two new volumes edited by the Latin American Institute director come out this summer. Both address, in whole or in part, Mesoamerican culture and the Florentine Codex.
"Foreign Direct Investment in Southern California, 2019" documents a 3 percent decline in jobs related to foreign-owned businesses in the region. The newly published report is a partnership between the World Trade Center Los Angeles and the UCLA International Institute.
The immense contributions of UCLA historian John Duncan to the Korean Studies field will be celebrated at a workshop on May 24. Duncan retires from UCLA in late June.
Linguist Harold Torrence, chair of the African Studies M.A. Program, teaches a field methods class every year in which he and his UCLA students work on a language none of them has ever studied before.
The bacá (baka in Haitian Kreyol) — spirit demons that can transform themselves and humans into animals — are present throughout the island of Hispaniola, but interpreted differently in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, says UCLA historian Robin Derby about her current research.
Some 25 graduate and 6 undergraduate students presented research papers at the UCLA International Institute's "Global Justice, Equity, and Empowerment: Understanding and Enacting Social Change" conference, held April 19, 2019 in Ackerman Union.
Kyilah Terry (B.A., European Studies 2019) is headed to graduate school this fall, while Maria Amaya Morfin (B.A., International Development Studies 2019) is currently preparing for the GRE and grad school applications.
Sean Kennedy (UCLA 2018 Ph.D.) credits his success to support he received from both the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Asia Pacific Center, including four FLAS grants to study Indonesian.
After spending a summer in Jakarta on a Indonesian Studies Travel Grant, Tassaya Charupatanapongse recently published a paper with the UCLA Undergraduate Research Journal.
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