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The New Yorker: Dax Shepard, Anthropology Major

Actor, screenwriter, and director Dax Shepard is proud of his anthropology degree from UCLA. To the point that “the No. 1 thing that people make fun of me about is how frequently I mention I was an anthropology major,” he says. He was able to talk about it even more, as Anthropology Commencement speaker in […]

Alumnus Jason De León returns as professor to change narratives about undocumented migrants

UCLA graduate Jason De León is back- as Professor of Anthropology and Chicana/o Studies. De León’s Undocumented Migrant Project, now hosted at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, uses ethnographic, visual, forensic and archaeological techniques to study the experience of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Southern Arizona. Read more at the UCLA Newsroom.

Prof. Daniel Fessler to be first director of the $20million UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute

Founded by philanthropists Jennifer and Matthew C. Harris, the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute is the world’s first interdisciplinary research institute whose mission is to spread kindness and promote a more humane world. Anthropology Professor Daniel Fessler will be its first director. Prof. Fessler is an evolutionary anthropologist whose research has investigated, in part, emotions, cooperation, morality, altruism, and laughter.UCLA […]

Anthropology student Alex Krantzler wins the Undergraduate Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

Alexandra (Alex) Krantzler, an undergraduate student in the Department of Anthropology, is this year’s Undergraduate Student DEI Award recipient. Throughout her time at UCLA, Alex has dedicated herself to peer-to-peer programs designed to mentor traditionally underrepresented students and to build inter-group relations. Ms. Krantzler is currently a Diversity Peer Leader with the Intergroup Dialogue Program, […]