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, instructor

Virginia Espino

Lecturer

heath-activism, instructor

Loretta Gaffney

Lecturer

instructor, working-class-history

Trevor Griffey

Lecturer

civil-rights, instructor

Gilda Haas

Lecturer

economic-development, instructor

Tobias Higbie

IRLE Director & Professor of History and Labor Studies

instructor, working-class-history

Tia Koonse

Labor Center Legal and Policy Research Manager

instructor, labor-law

Rev. James Lawson

Lecturer

civil-rights, instructor

Caroline Luce

Lecturer

immigration, instructor

Paolo Marinaro

Lecturer

future-of-work, instructor

Rosemarie Molina

Lecturer

economic-development, instructor

Victor Narro

Labor Center Project Director

immigration, instructor

Chris Newman

Lecturer

instructor, labor-law

Iliana Perez

Lecturer

immigration, instructor

Gaspar Rivera-Salgado

Labor Center Project Director

immigration, instructor

Raymond Rocco

Professor Emeritus in Political Science

economic-development, instructor

Janna Shadduck-Hernandez

Labor Center Project Director

immigration, instructor

Brenda Suttonwills, Esq.

Lecturer

instructor, labor-law

Abel Valenzuela

Interim Dean of UCLA's Division of Social Sciences & Professor of Chicano Studies, Labor Studies and Urban Planning

immigration, instructor

Saba Waheed

Labor Center Research Director

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

Kent Wong

Labor Center Director

instructor, working-class-history

Chris Zepeda-Millan

Labor Studies Faculty Chair, Professor of Public Policy and Chicana/o & Central American Studies

immigration, instructor