Social Sciences

UC Irvine’s 2024 Hellman Fellows are (clockwise from upper left): Abigail Lapin Dardashti, Javier Sanchez-Yamagishi, Fangyaun Ding, Pablo Lara-Gonzalez, Katherine Trieste Rhodes, Alejandra Rodriguez Verdugo, Irene Vega, Xian Shi, Ji Seon Song and Travis Wiles.

10 UC Irvine faculty members named Hellman Fellows for 2024-25

Program supports research by promising assistant professors

Close-up of hands holding and inspecting soil outdoors.

Another Step Toward Environmental Justice

¡Plo-NO! Santa Ana moves forward with I-CLEAN study

Valentina Toledano

#IamUCI – Valentina Toledano

B.A., political science, B.A., language science and minor in anthropology | School of Social Sciences

Beautiful african american woman sleeping in her bed at night

Dreaming is linked to improved memory consolidation and emotion regulation

UC Irvine-led study is first to pinpoint role of dreams in processing bad experiences

A pregnant African woman holding her belly on dark background.

Placental hormone spike in late pregnancy linked to postpartum depressive symptoms

Findings of UC Irvine-led study could aid in early identification of at-risk mothers

This rendering of the “Plein-Air en Plein Air” installation features an image of Granville Redmond’s painting “California Landscape with Flowers,” circa 1931, oil on canvas, 32 x 80 in., projected onto the Social Science Lab building. The artwork is a gift from The Irvine Museum to UC Irvine’s Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art.

Art as rarely experienced

‘Plein-Air en Plein Air’ installation to feature Langson IMCA paintings projected onto campus buildings

Photo of Jordie Davies, UCI assistant professor of political science
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UCI Podcast: The role of women in the Black Lives Matter movement

Jordie Davies details the history of BLM and how it serves as a foundation for future social justice initiatives

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UCI Podcast: Underground Scholar Shawn Khalifa shares his journey

How education helped formerly incarcerated student overcome societal barriers

Group of five researchers funded by NSF to examine wildfire management while incorporating voices from Indigenous communities.

NSF funds UCI-led team connecting Indigenous communities with key decision-makers in wildfire management

Project will bring diverse voices to forefront of mitigation and research

United States Marine Corps veteran and UCI sociology alumnus Andrew Truong ’23 (fourth from right), pictured with fellow service members.

Giving voice to veterans

UCI certificate program comprises three courses exploring experiences of service members