Chris Zepeda-Millán

Assistant Professor 

Chris Zepeda-Millan  

Phone:    (310) 258-2658
Office:     University Hall 4135

Prof. Chris Zepeda-Millán was born and raised in the East Los Angeles barrio of Boyle Heights. In 2011 he became the first Chicano to receive a Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Cornell University. Prof. Zepeda-Millán’s scholarly interests include issues related to Immigration, Social Movements, Labor, and Race & Ethnic Politics. His current research examines large-scale immigrant collective action in different geographic (on the West Coast, East Coast, and U.S. South) and demographic (among different racial and ethnic groups) settings. He has received several grants and fellowships including a LaFeber Research Grant, a Cornell Provost Fellowship, Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, and a University of Chicago Provosts’ Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Fellowship.  In 2012 Prof. Zepeda-Millán received the Best Dissertation Award from the American Political Science Association’s Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.

Dr. Zepeda-Millán has been interviewed on issues related to immigration, social movements, and Latino politics by several local, national, and international newspaper, radio, and television news outlets.  He is also a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and The Progressive magazine.

Politics of Immigration: Race, Rights, and Activism
Rules for Radicals: Social Movements in Theory and Practice
Latina/o Politics: Identity, Citizenship, and Representation
Introduction to American Politics: Power and Public Policies
Politics of the Hood: Critical Issues in U.S. Inner-Cities
Empirical Approaches to Politics: Interdisciplinary Research Methods

Cornell University, PhD 2011
Cornell University, MA 2007
Loyola Marymount University, BA 2004