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Welcome to the IAC Social Justice Research Directory

This directory serves as an inventory of published and ongoing social justice research, rooted in communities of color, taking place at UCLA. Our aim is to enhance and showcase the collaborations between researchers across campus, and with the broader community, by identifying and categorizing UCLA faculty and their social justice based-research projects by thematic research categories. The faculty researchers in this directory are affiliated with our ethnic studies research centers, which comprise of the American Indian Studies Center, Asian American Studies Center, Bunche Center for African American Studies, and Chicano Studies Research Center.

Asian American Studies Center

Ananya Roy

Professor
Urban Planning

Tagged: Economics, Income Inequality, Public Policy

Anna Lau

Professor
Asian American Studies and Psychology

Tagged: Psychology

Benjamin Woo

Assistant Clinical Professor
Medicine

Tagged: Mental Health, Health Disparities

Cindy Fan

Professor
Geography/Asian American Studies

Tagged: Migration, Gender, Inequality

Cindy Yee-Bradbury

Professor
Psychology

Tagged: Mental Health, Psychology

Gina Kim

Professor
Theater, Film and Television

Tagged With: Cultural Production

Hiroshi Motomura

Professor
Law

Tagged: Immigration, Law

Jinqi Ling

Professor
Asian American Studies/English

Tagged: Cultural Studies

Juliann Anesi

Assistant Professor
Gender Studies/Asian American Studies

Tagged: Education, Disability

Karen Umemoto

Professor and Director, Asian American Studies Center
Urban Planning and Asian American Studies

Tagged: Urban Planning, Public Policy

Keith L. Camacho

Associate Professor
Asian American Studies

Tagged: Decolonization, Mass Incarceration/Prisons, Transnationalism, Youth Justice

King-kok Cheung

Professor
English

Tagged: Cultural Production

Lucy Burns

Associate Professor
Asian American Studies

Tagged: Imperialism, Empire

Margaret Shih

Professor
Management

Tagged: Diversity

May Sudhinaraset

Assistant Professor
Public Health

Tagged: Public Health

May Wang

Professor
Public Health

Tagged: Public Health

Michelle Caswell

Associate Professor
Information Studies

Tagged: Archival Research

Min Zhou

Professor
Asian American Studies/Sociology

Tagged: Immigration, Development, Education, Ethnic Entrepreneurship, Chinese/Asian diasporas, the Sociology of Asian America

Mitchell J. Chang

Professor
Education/Asian American Studies

Tagged: Education, Diversity

Ninez Ponce

Professor
Public Health

Tagged: Public Health

Paul Ong

Professor Emeritus
Urban Planning and Asian American Studies

Tagged: Urban Planning, Inequality, Transit, Housing

R. Jisung Park

Assistant Professor
Public Policy, Public Health

Tagged: Environment, Climate Change

Rachel Lee

Professor
English

Tagged: biopolitics, biosciences, biomedicine, performance, disability, gender, identity, posthuman, contemporary, twentieth-century, twenty-first-century, methodology, science and technology studies, affect, ethics, care, femiqueer, body, embodiment, cross-species, Asian American literature, Asian American studies, interdisciplinary, critical race studie

Renee Tajima-Pena

Professor
Asian American Studies

Tagged: Cultural Productio

Robert Chao Romero

Associate Professor
Asian American Studies/Chicano Studies

Tagged: Law, Immigration, Transnationalism

Roshan Bastani

Professor
Public Health

Tagged: Public Health

Snehendu Kar

Professor Emeritus
Public Health

Tagged: Public Health

Suk-Young Kim

Professor
Theater, Film and Television

Tagged: Cultural Production

Thu-Huong Nguyen-Vo

Associate Professor
Asian American Studies/Asian Languages & Culture

Tagged: Third World liberation, social movements

Vinay Lal

Professor
Asian American Studies and History

Tagged: History

Bunche Center for African American Studies

Aisha Finch

Associate Professor
Gender Studies

Tagged: History, Social Movements, Gender/Sexuality, Transnationalism

Alfreda Iglehart

Associate Professor
School of Public Affairs/Social Welfare

Tagged: Social Welfare

Aurora Jackson

Professor
Social Welfare

Tagged: Psychology, Economics, Income Inequality

Chandra Ford

Associate Professor
Public Health

Tagged: Public Health, Health Policy, Gender/Sexuality

Dominic A. Taylor

Professor
Theater, Film & TV

Tagged: Cultural Production

Ellen Scott

Associate Professor
Film and TV

Tagged: History, Cultural Production

Eufemia Jacob

Associate Professor
School of Nursing

Tagged: Health, Health Policy

Francoise Lionnet

Professor
French & Francophone Studies African Studies Center

Tagged: Gender/Sexuality, Race, Transnationalism

Gaye Theresa Johnson

Assistant Professor
African American Studies/César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies

Tagged: The Black Radical Tradition, Black Radicalism, race, racism, political economy, cultural production, spatial politics, spatial entitlement, music

Kelly Lytle Hernandez

Associate Professor
History and African American Studies

Tagged: Race, Criminal Justice, Immigration

Ketema Paul

Associate Professor
Integrative Biology & Physiology

Tagged: STEM

Kyle Mays

Assistant Professor
African American Studies

Tagged: Music, Cultural Production

Marcus Hunter

Associate Professor
African American Studies/Sociology

Tagged: History, Gender/Sexuality

Michael Stoll

Professor
Public Policy

Tagged: Economics, Inequality, Immigration, Mass Incarceration, Prisons

Pedro E. Noguera

Distinguished Professor
Education

Tagged: Education, Pedagogy, Economics, Income Inequality

Richard Yarborough

Professor
English and African American Studies

Tagged: Cultural Production, History, Social Movements

Robin D.G. Kelley

Distinguished Professor and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History
History

Tagged: History, Social Movements, Black Studies, Arts and Culture

Safiya U. Noble

Assistant Professor
Information Studies

Tagged: New Media, Internet Studies, Information Studies, African American Studies, Gender Studies, Media Studies, Digital Humanities

Shelleen Greene

Associate Professor
Film Television & Digital Media

Tagged: Cultural Production, Transnationalism

Tiffany Brannon

Assistant Professor
Psychology

Tagged: Psychology, Education

Tracy Johnson

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor
Cecilia and Keith Terasaki Endowed Chair in the Life Sciences
Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence
Director, Biomedical Research Minor Molecular, Cell & Development Biology

Tagged: STEM, Education

Tyrone Howard

Professor
Education

Tagged: Education

Uri McMillan

Associate Professor
English

Tagged: Gender, Sexuality, Cultural Production

Walter Allen

Distinguished Professor, Allan Murray Cartter Professor of Higher Education
Education, Sociology, African American Studies

Tagged: Education