Faculty

The Labor Studies program is administratively housed within the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) with active collaboration from the UCLA Center for Labor Research & Education (the Labor Center). Classes are taught in large part by Project Directors at the UCLA Labor Center, as well as additional in-house lecturers, visiting faculty, and affiliated faculty in other departments.

Shakari Byerly

Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. Teaching Fellow

civil-rights, people

Virginia Espino

Lecturer

heath-activism, people

Loretta Gaffney

Lecturer

people, working-class-history

Trevor Griffey

Lecturer

civil-rights, people

Gilda Haas

Lecturer

economic-development, people

Tobias Higbie

IRLE Associate Director, Labor Studies Faculty Chair, Professor of History and Labor Studies

people, working-class-history

Betty Hung

IRLE Project Director

labor-law, people

Tia Koonse

Labor Center Legal and Policy Research Manager

labor-law, people

Rev. James Lawson

Lecturer

civil-rights, people

Victor Narro

Labor Center Project Director

immigration, people

Chris Newman

Lecturer

labor-law, people

Iliana Perez

Lecturer

immigration, people

Gaspar Rivera-Salgado

Labor Center Project Director

immigration, people

Raymond Rocco

Professor Emeritus in Political Science

economic-development, people

Janna Shadduck-Hernandez

Labor Center Project Director

immigration, people

Abel Valenzuela

IRLE Director, Professor of Chicano Studies, Labor Studies and Urban Planning

immigration, people

Saba Waheed

Labor Center Research Director

domestic-workers, future-of-work, people, young-workers

Kent Wong

Labor Center Director

people, working-class-history