Assistant Professor of Sociology
Areas of Expertise: Gentrification and Displacement, Segregation, Urban Change, Immigration, Data Science
Hwang is an urban sociologist using new technologies to address challenging problems related to neighborhood change. She examines the relationship between how neighborhoods change and the persistence of neighborhood inequality by race and class in US cities. Her current projects focus on the causes and consequences of gentrification and developing automated methods for measuring neighborhood change using Google Street View imagery.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Areas of Expertise: Immigration, Assimilation, Social Mobility
Jiménez is an immigration expert whose research focuses on the processes of assimilation impacting both immigrants and US-born residents. He studies public perceptions towards immigration and changing patterns of migration. He has written op-eds for the Washington Postand Los Angeles Times, has appeared on NPR's Weekend Edition, and written policy briefs for the Migration Policy Institute. He was formerly an American Sociological Association Congressional Fellow working with Congressman Mike Honda.
Associate Professor of History
Areas of Expertise: Immigration, Latin America, Mexico, Immigrant Detention, History
Minian is an expert on the history of migration, its impact on communities, and the history of policies that created it. She is a contributor to the New York Times and Washington Post. She is currently writing a history of immigrant detention in the United States.
Steven O. Roberts
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Areas of Expertise: Developmental Psychology, Social Bias, Children
Roberts is an expert in the psychology of social bias. His research integrates developmental, social, and cognitive perspectives to examine how children and adults perceive themselves, others, and groups of people, as well as how those perceptions are developed.
Assistant Professor of Education, and Lingustics and Anthropology (by courtesy)
Areas of Expertise: Urban Education, Language, Urban Youth, Latinidad
Rosa is an expert in language and race in schools. His research theorizes the ways that language and race function as forms of governance. Specifically, he analyzes the interplay between youth socialization, raciolinguistic formations, and structural inequity in urban contexts. He collaborates with local communities to track these phenomena and develop tools for understanding and eradicating the forms of disparity to which they correspond. He has been a commentator on MSNBC, CNN, NPR and Univision.
Acting Assistant Professor of Art History
Areas of Expertise: Latinx and African American Art, Civil Unrest and State Violence
Salseda specializes in the visual art of U.S. Latinxs and African Americans. Her research examines the ways that art functions a form of resistance in times of unrest. She is the co-founder of the US Latinx Art Forum and a core organizer of at land’s edge, a pedagogical and public programs platform based in Los Angeles that nurtures the voices of cultural producers who are committed to social justice.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Areas of Expertise: Crime and Policing, Poverty, Digital Media
Stuart is an urban ethnographer investigating the causes, contours, and consequences of urban poverty. He has conducted a number of original research projects, community organizing efforts, and intervention programs enlisting community members as valuable co-producers of knowledge. He has written long form articles on his research for Mother Jones, Wired, Chicago Magazine, and other popular press outlets.