Professor Karida L. Brown

Professor Beth A. Colgan

Professor Lorrie Frasure-Yokley

CAPPP Awards Faculty Fellowships for 2017-2018

CAPPP will support the research of three UCLA professors during the 2017-2018 academic year: Karida L. Brown, Beth A. Colgan, and Lorrie Frasure-Yokley.

Professor Karida L. Brown’s project, “Rebranding ‘Black LA’: Gentrification and Creative Placemaking along the Crenshaw/LAX Line,” will “examine ways in which long-term residents, businesses, and grass-roots organizations engage, resist, collaborate and shape the re-branding of what is currently known as ‘Black Los Angeles’ ” as the new Metro line accelerates the attraction of new residents and capital to the area.

Brown, who earned her PhD at Brown University, joined the faculty of the Department of Sociology in 2016. Her publications include “The ‘hidden injuries’ of school desegregation: Cultural trauma and transforming African American identities,” American Journal of Cultural Sociology 4, n.2 ( June 2016).

Professor of Law Beth Colgan will focus on the constitutional and policy implications of penal disenfranchisement, now practiced by 48 US states.

Colgan’s project builds on her previous work on the effects of “poverty penalties” that de facto disenfranchise those who cannot pay fines imposed as part of sentences.

Colgan, who came to UCLA in 2014 after serving as Thomas C. Grey Fellow at the Stanford Law School, is affiliated with UCLA Law’s Epstein Public Interest Law Program and the Critical Race Studies Program. She has served as acting director of UCLA’s Prison Law Project.

Professor Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, UCLA Department of Political Science, will examine “to what extent do factors such as race or ethnicity, gender, and class status, as well as one’s neighborhood social context, and party identification influence . . . political participation among residents of various types of American suburbs and rural areas” in the 2016 presidential election.

Frasure-Yokley’s  book Racial and Ethnic Politics in the American Suburbs (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015) won several national book awards.