Chris Zepeda-Millán

Asst. Prof., Political Science, Loyola Marymount Univ.

Chris Zepeda-Millán, PhD, was born and raised in the East Los Angeles barrio of Boyle Heights. In 2011 he became the first Chicano to receive a PhD  from the Department of Government at Cornell University and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Loyola Marymount University. His current research examines issues related to immigration, race and ethnic politics, and social movements in the United States. Professor Zepeda-Millán has received numerous fellowships, grants and awards including a LaFeber Research Grant, Cornell Provost Fellowship, Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, Ford Foundation Fellowship, University of Chicago Provosts’ Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the 2012 “Best Dissertation Award” from the American Political Science Association’s Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics. He has been interviewed by several local, national, and international newspaper, radio, and television news outlets and is a frequent invited contributor to The Huffington Post and The Progressive Magazine.