Entries by Tyler Lawrence

Remembering Michael Moerman

Dear friends and colleagues, It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of Emeritus Professor Michael Moerman on August 22nd, 2020. Professor Moerman received a BA degree from Columbia University in 1956 (Phi Beta Kappa, Honors) and his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Yale University in 1964 studying under the famed ethnoscientist […]

Salih Can Açiksöz discusses his book Sacrificial Limbs: Masculinity, Disability and Political Violence in Turkey

Prof. Salih Can Açiksöz discusses his book Sacrificial Limbs: Masculinity, Disability and Political Violence in Turkey with Celia Lacayo, Prof. of Chicano/a Studies & African American Studies and Division of Social Sciences Assoc. Dir. of Community Engagement. The book examines the relationship between masculinity and disability with the stories of disabled veterans of Turkey’s Kurdish […]

Kyeyoung Park discusses her new book, LA Rising: Korean Relations with Blacks and Latinos after Civil Unrest

Prof. Kyeyoung Park discusses her new book LA Rising: Korean Relations with Blacks and Latinos after Civil Unrest with Celia Lacayo, Prof. of Chicano/a Studies & African American Studies and Division of Social Sciences Assoc. Dir. of Community Engagement. The book revisits the 1992 Los Angeles unrest and provides a deep dive of the interrelations […]

Justin Dunnavant featured on Hulu’s “Your Attention Please”; Hulu donates to the Society of Black Archaeologists

Incoming professor Justin Dunnavant is featured an episode of Hulu’s “Your Attention Please” season 2. In honor of Black History Month and season 2 of “Your Attention Please,” Hulu is donating $200,000 across nine non-profit organizations, including the Society of Black Archaeologists. The episode can be viewed on Hulu or on YouTube.

Justin Dunnavant named to The Explorers Club 50 list

Incoming UCLA Anthropology professor Justin Dunnavant has been named to The Explorers Club 50: Fifty People Changing the World the World Needs to Know About. The Explorers Club 50 are people “exploring, inspiring, and creating the future – the future of the planet, the future of food security, of paleontology, of biology, what our communities […]