Center For Scholars and Storytellers


Founder and Executive Director, Yalda T. Uhls, presented "Using the Power of Media to Positively Influence Foster Care Perceptions" for The UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families on July 11, 2019.

SRCD Conference

CSS’s 2nd Think Tank where scholars & storytellers came together to discuss mental health, gender roles for boys, foster care, developing positive character strengths, and inclusion and unconscious bias in youth media. Click here to view more photos of the event.

Founder and Executive Director, Yalda T. Uhls, will be a moderator for the BFS WIE Summit: Mental Health and Hollywood taking place on June 1st.


Founder and Executive Director, Yalda T. Uhls, presented to the ANA's #seeher in NYC about the power of stories to change bias and the importance of using counterstereotypes of men and women to have maximum impact in ad campaigns #seeher2020

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Co-directors Kim Wilson and Dr. Colleen Russo Johnson pose with Lucie Lalumière, President of Interactive Ontario, after presenting at their monthly iLunch series.

SRCD Conference

At CSS’s first think tank held at UCLA, participants worked to share knowledge on how storytelling can support shaping positive character development. Click here to view more photos of the event.

Cocusk Meyasi
Kim Wilson Scholar

Co-Director Kim Wilson spoke about Media Literacy in Istanbul, Turkey at the TRT International Children’s Media Conference.

Yalda Uhls

Dr. Yalda T. Uhls took part in a panel on unconscious bias at BU Envisions the Future at Paramount Pictures Studios.

Yalda Uhls

Dr. Yalda T. Uhls gave a keynote talk at the Disney Channels Television Group Diversity and Inclusion event.


On 9/22 Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Dr. Yalda T. Uhls moderated a panel at the WGA called The Streaming Age: Creating Content that Resonates with Tweens and Teens.


Dr. Yalda T. Uhls has recently spoken in the following places about Adolescents and Social Media Washington Post Live in DC, Hope for Depression in NYC, and Child Mind Luncheon in LA.