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Bill McCarthy and colleagues article on sex work legislation published in the Annual Review of Law and Social Science Volume 8, 255-71.

Written with Cecilia Benoit, Mikeal Jansson and Kat Kolar, this paper, "Regulating Sex Work: Heterogeneity in Legal Strategies" examines various legal strategies used to regulate the sale and purchase of sexual services. It discusses laws directed toward the control of three groups: sellers, buyers, and third parties. It focuses on three common legal strategies (full criminalization, partial decriminalization, and full decriminalization) and presents a critical assessment of each legal approach.

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Mindy Romero's Research Cited in the Sunday LA Times and Associated Press.

Mindy's recent research continues to be cited by a wide range of media sources during the election season. Recently, she released policy briefs analyzing Latino and Asian voter registration, as well as the state of youth (18-24) voter registration in California. In addition to the LA Times and AP, Mindy and her work have also been quoted in two front page Sac Bee articles, HuffPost Voces. and a variety of other newspaper, radio and television pieces. Here is a link to the full media coverage of her work....http://regionalchange.ucdavis.edu/projects/ccep-in-the-media

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Jane Le Skaife is the 2012-2013 recipient of the Southeast Asian Archive Anne Frank Visiting Researcher Award

The Southeast Asian Archive is a unit of the Department of Special Collections and Archives in the University of California, Irvine Libraries. It was established in 1987 to document the experiences of refugees and immigrants from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (the countries of the former Indochina) who resettled in the United States after the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. The archive collects materials relating to the resettlement of these refugees in the United States (and to a lesser extent, worldwide), the development and growth of Southeast Asian American communities, and the culture and history of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. The archive's collection is the strongest of its kind in the U.S. Jane Le Skaife is the 2012-2013 recipient of the Southeast Asian Archive Anne Frank Visiting Researcher Award, named after the founding librarian of the archive and made possible by an anonymous donor. http://seaa.lib.uci.edu/seaa-research-award.html

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Mindy Romero's Research Receives Television and Radio Press

As Project Director of the UC Davis California Civic Engagement Project, Mindy just released the first in a series of policy briefs. The brief outlines her research on voter registration disparity for Asian and Latino populations. Although Latinos and Asians make up half of California's population, they register to vote in far smaller percentages. The voter registration gap means that these ethnic groups have proportionately less say in the electoral process compared to the general population. Read about the exiting press the research has received, including Mindy's interview on CPR's Insight. http://regionalchange.ucdavis.edu/projects/ccep-in-the-media

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Dina Okamoto was elected to the ASA Council, Member-at-Large.

The ASA Council is the governing body of the American Sociological Association, which is dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good. With over 14,000 members, ASA encompasses sociologists who are faculty members at colleges and universities, researchers, practitioners, and students. Working at the national and international levels, the Association aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future. The ASA Council is responsible for the formulation of policy and the general direction of the affairs of the Association.

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