HOUSING JUSTICE IN #UNEQUALCITIES NETWORK
With a shared commitment to advance democracy through research and alliances with civil rights organizations and progressive social movements, the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin and the UCLA Asian American Studies Center partner annually to offer the UCLA Activist-in-Residence program. Our objective is to help sustain the activists, artists, and public intellectuals involved in the work of social change.
Graduate student working groups undertake a year-long plan of collective work related to one of the research themes. Working groups are encouraged to speak to public issues and/or address audiences that lie beyond the university. They aim to question established academic wisdom, contribute to public debate, and/or have an impact on policy.
Graduate Student Working Groups 2019-20
- Carlie Domingues, Carolyn Rodriguez, AnMarie Mendoza – American Indian Studies, Urban Planning. California Indian Graduate Student Working Group
- Maritza Geronimo, Lauren Ilano, Kimberly Miranda – Chicana/o Studies, Education and Information Studies, Geography. Contra Mapping: A Series on Decolonizing Cartography for Community Resistance
- Dian Tri Irawaty, Fernanda Jahn-Verri, Jaehyeon (Jay) Park – Geography, Urban Planning. Discussing Land Titling and Property Rights in the Global South
- Jason Anthony Plummer, Marcel Roman Rush, Tye Rush – Political Science, Social Welfare. Divesting in Communities of Color: The Long-Term Effects of Redlining on Political Capital and Community Development
- Naveen Agrawal, Spike Friedman, Dickran Jebejian, Samantha Meyer, Andrew Miller – Geography, Urban Planning. (No) Vacancy: How Can A Vacancy Tax Mitigate Los Angeles’ Housing Crisis?
- Clementine Bordeaux, Viki Eagle, Jessica Fremland, Renee White Eyes – Anthropology, Education, Gender Studies, World Arts and Cultures/Dance. Owášte Optáya
Graduate Student Working Groups 2018-19
- Dian Tri Irawaty, Fernanda Jahn-Verri, Jaehyeon (Jay) Park – Geography, Urban Planning. Discussing Landscapes of Property
- Travis Bott, Alexis Coopersmith, Joel Herrera, Nihal Kayali – Geography, Sociology. Political Sociology and the Global South
- Lorraine Perales, Samantha Piedra – Social Welfare, Public Policy. Reanalyzing the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977
Graduate Student Working Groups 2017-18
- Christina Chica, Emma Colven, Matías Fernández, Joel Herrera – Sociology and Geography. Political Sociology and the Global South
- Skye Allmang, Rebecca Crane, Feliz Quinones – Social Welfare, Urban Planning, Education. Resistance through Research: Graduate Student Working Group on Social Justice + Activism in the Trump Era
- C. Aujean Lee, Rachel Wells, Silvia Gonzalez – Urban Planning, Social Welfare. Social Protections in the New Administration: Nonprofit Responses Amidst Political Changes
Graduate Student Working Groups 2016-17
- Eve Bachrach, Gina Charusombat, Amman Desai, Julia Heidelman, Lawrence Lan, Jacklyn Oh, Xochitl Ortiz, Carolyn Vera, Estefania Zavala – Urban Planning and Asian American Studies. Our Hoods, Our Stories: Documenting Displacement in Boyle Heights and Chinatown
- Kenton Card, Matías Fernández, Andrew N. Le – Urban Planning and Sociology. Political Sociology and the Global South Working Group
- Hannah Carlan, Nafis Hasan, Tanya Matthan, Nivedita Nath, Gabriel Locke Suchodolski – Anthropology, History, and Sociology. Welfare Workings: Popular Politics and the Public in Contemporary India