Entertainment and Media Research Initiative (EMRI) Staff

Ana-Christina Ramón

Entertainment and Media Research Initiative Director


Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón is the Director of Entertainment and Media Research Initiative (EMRI) at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) at UCLA. Dr. Ramón is a social psychologist who has worked on social justice issues related to equity and access in higher education and the entertainment industry for about two decades. As the founding director of EMRI, she manages the research initiative, which produces the UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report, and additional research projects on entertainment and media.  She co-authors (with Dr. Darnell Hunt) the bi-annual UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report that the initiative produces along with other publications related to this research. She co-edited a book (with Dr. Hunt) titled Black Los Angeles:  American Dreams and Racial Realities (New York University Press, 2010). She is the inaugural Latino Film Institute Scholar.  Dr. Ramón has a B.A. in psychology from Stanford, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.