UCLA School of Law Assistant Professor Beth Colgan

It’s So Rare to Have a Superhero Who Is Also a Public Defender

Beth Colgan is an assistant professor at UCLA School of Law where she teaches and researches criminal law, procedure, and juvenile justice, with a focus on the relationship between constitutional interpretation and the practical effects of the law. Previously she was a lecturer at Stanford as well as managing attorney of the Institutions Project at Columbia Legal Services, representing juveniles and adults confined in prisons, jails, mental health facilities, and immigration detention. Before joining a Zócalo/UCLA Downtown event titled “How Will the New Supreme Court Change America?” she spoke in the …

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UCLA Anderson Marketing Scholar Cassie Mogilner Holmes

I Strive For Time Over Money

Cassie Mogilner Holmes is an Associate Professor of Marketing and Behavioral Decision Making and the Donnalisa ’86 and Bill Barnum Endowed Term Chair in Management at UCLA’s Anderson School of …

UC Riverside Psychology Professor Sonja Lyubomirsky

I’m Reading Four Different Books Right Now

Sonja Lyubomirsky is professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of The How of Happiness and The Myths of Happiness, which was published in 34 countries. Before taking part …

UCLA Anderson School of Management Professor Hal Hershfield

I Love Being a Regular Somewhere

Hal Hershfield is an Associate Professor of Marketing and Behavioral Decision Making at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. In his research, he examines the ways that people consider their future …

Yale Historian and Author David Blight

I Do Love the Spirituals, and Motown

David Blight is a professor of American history at Yale University. His books include Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, Beyond the Battlefield: Race, Memory, and the …

Cultural Critic, Comedian, and Author Baratunde Thurston

I Have a Podcast in One Ear at All Times

Baratunde Thurston is a cultural critic, comedian, host of the podcast Spit, and the author of How to Be Black. Before moderating a Smithsonian/ASU “What It Means to Be American” …