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.

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

Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Associate Director, Labor Studies Faculty Chair, Professor of History and Labor Studies

people, working-class-history

Betty Hung

Labor Center 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

Nina Monet Reynoso

Lecturer

civil-rights, 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

Institute for Research on Labor and Employment 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