Affiliated Centers

FPR-UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, Development, and Mental Health

The primary objective of the CBDMHwhich is co-directed by psychological anthropologist Doug Hollan of UCLA and cultural psychologist Steve López of USC, is to establish a strong research and research training program in cultural psychiatry, with an emphasis on integrating neuroscience and social science perspectives. The initiative is organized around ongoing, sustainable field sites in India, Nepal, Mexico, Singapore, and Los Angeles.


Center on Everyday Lives of Families

CELF is an interdisciplinary center where anthropologists, applied linguists, education specialists, and psychologists study how working parents and their children approach the challenges of balancing the demands of work, school, and family life using detailed, ethnographic research of everyday life.

UCLA Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture

The CLIC is dedicated to training students and scholars in interdisciplinary theories and methodologies for understanding the multiple uses of language in everyday life.

CLIC faculty and students closely examine a wide range of social contexts to discern the communicative strategies that we share and that make social interaction possible, as well as the communicative differences that keep us apart.