Professor Valenzuela is the current chair of the UCLA César E. Chávez Department for Chicana/o Studies and holds joint appointment in the Department of Urban Planning.
Chris Erickson studies various aspects of industrial relations in the local, national and world economies.
Chris Tilly, Director of UCLA’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, studies labor markets, inequality, urban development, and public policies directed toward better jobs. He is particularly interested in understanding how combinations of institutions and markets generate unequal labor outcomes, and in how public policy and collective action can successfully be directed toward improving and equalizing such outcomes. Within this framework, Professor Tilly has examined part-time and contingent work, gender and racial disparities, job mobility, and other issues.