Leah Platt Boustan

Associate Professor of Economics

I am an associate professor of economics at the University of California, Los Angeles. My interests lie at the intersection between economic history, labor economics and urban economics.

Jonathan M. Zasloff

Professor of Law

Jonathan Zasloff teaches Torts, Land Use, Environmental Law, Comparative Urban Planning Law, Legal History, and Public Policy Clinic - Land Use, the Environmentand Local Government.

Roger Waldinger

Professor of Sociology

Roger Waldinger is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at UCLA. He has worked on international migration throughout his career, writing on a broad set of topics, including immigrant entrepreneurship, labor markets, assimilation, the second generation, high-skilled immigration, immigration policy, and public opinion.

Steven L. Spiegel

Director, Center for Middle East Development and Professor of Political Science

Steven L. Spiegel serves as Director of the Center for Middle East Development at UCLA. Through the innovative and informal negotiation techniques he has developed, Dr. Spiegel helps produce cutting edge ideas for promoting Middle East regional security and cooperation.

Sarah Abrevaya Stein

Maurice Amado Chair in Sephardic Studies and Professor of History

Sarah Abrevaya Stein received her A.B. from Brown University in 1993 and her doctorate from Stanford University in 1999. Her scholarship has ranged across the Yiddish and Ladino speaking diasporas and the British and French imperial, Russian, American, Ottoman and wider Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and North African settings, but is always engaged with the reasons for and manifestations of Jewish cultural diversity in the modern period.

Jeremy D. Smoak

Lecturer in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East

Jeremy D. Smoak is lecturer in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East at UCLA.

William Schniedewind

Kershaw Chair of Ancient Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Chair of the Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and Professor of Biblical Studies and Northwest Semitic Languages

William M. Schniedewind is the chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, the Kershaw Chair of Ancient Eastern Mediterranean Studies, and Professor of Biblical Studies and Northwest Semitic Languages at UCLA.

Yona Sabar

Professor of Hebrew and Aramaic

Yona Sabar (born 1938 in Zakho, Iraq) is a Kurdish Jewish scholar, linguist and researcher. He is currently professor of Hebrew at UCLA. He is a native speaker of Aramaic and has published more than 90 research articles about Jewish Neo-Aramaic and the folklore of the Kurdish Jews.