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Articles by Kevin Matthews

'American Islam Crystallized After 9/11'

CUNY's Mehdi Bozorgmehr, a sociology PhD from UCLA who directs a research center on both the Middle East and Middle Eastern Americans, explains the importance of religious identity in post-9/11 advocacy for groups affected by backlash.
Published on: 4/16/2007
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Lebanon War Coverage Dissected at Conference

A discussion among two Los Angeles Times editors, one historian, and a UCLA audience exposes gaps in expectations about how violence gets reported.
Published on: 4/5/2007
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UCLA Faculty Craft 2 New Research Fields

Under proposals submitted by Professors Andrew Apter and Rogers Brubaker, each with a collaborator at another campus, the Social Science Research Council will steer dissertation writers towards "Black Atlantic Studies" and "Rethinking Europe."
Published on: 3/15/2007
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LAC Hosts High-Level Forum for Taxers and Spenders

Budgeting at federal and various "local" levels is a high-stakes game, particularly in Latin America and the rest of the developing world. Last month, the UCLA Latin American Center and the Institute convened players for a first major conference on fiscal federalism.
Published on: 3/13/2007
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Here to Havana

Ben Caldwell, a filmmaker, CalArts faculty member, and founder of a community arts organization, wants to change attitudes about language and race. Caldwell's guest lecture was part of a course on African Ethnographic Film taught by Professor David Blundell.
Published on: 3/1/2007
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Here to Havana

Ben Caldwell, a filmmaker and founder of a community arts organization, wants to change attitudes about language and race.
Published on: 2/27/2007
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'Arab Style' Hits Bulgarian Province

Kristen Ghodsee of the Gender and Women's Studies Program at Bowdoin College has observed a Persian Gulf-influenced Muslim religious revival in a southern Bulgarian province. In one of two recent UCLA talks, she describes her project to work out how it happened.
Published on: 2/26/2007
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He Brings International Issues to Public's Attention

In his new post at the Burkle Center, Raustiala said he will take advantage of UCLA's West Coast setting to "focus on areas where we can really move the debate forward," including Latin America and the Pacific Rim, while still "covering the waterfront of international relations."
Published on: 2/7/2007
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UCLA's Buswell Elected 1st Koreanist to Lead Asian Studies

In 2008, Robert Buswell will become president of the Association for Asian Studies, the largest group of its kind. It's a breakthrough for UCLA and Korean studies alike and may owe to the unusually wide expertise of this one-time Buddhist monk.
Published on: 2/7/2007
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Maps on Us

Maps of L.A.'s languages leave a lot out of the picture.
Published on: 2/1/2007
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