Project Director, Community and Labor Project
School of Law at the University of California at Irvine
Ana Luz Gonzalez-Vasquez is the Project Director for the Community and Labor Project at the School of Law at the University of California at Irvine. Her research focuses on low-wage work, poverty and the role of community-based organizations in community development. Her dissertation examines the impact of day labor hiring sites on the labor market outcomes and civic engagement of day laborers. In 2010, Ms. Gonzalez-Vasquez co-authored a report on the prevalence of workplace violations among low-wage workers in Los Angeles.
Ms. Gonzalez-Vasquez has conducted research for UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, and the Labor Center. She earned a dual B.A. in Economics and Social Science with a specialization in Public and Community Service and a minor in Spanish from UCI. She earned her Master’s and PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA.
Ms. Gonzalez-Vasquez recently co-edited a book, Nonviolence and Social Movements, with Rev. James M. Lawson Jr. and Kent Wong, published by the UCLA Labor Center. Ms. Gonzalez-Vasquez is a lecturer at the UCI School of Law and at UCLA Labor and Workplace Studies.