The IRISE community works to advance equity and justice with community-based research and initiatives across our city and state. We are uniquely positioned to make an impact both in academia and in community, serving as a bridge between two worlds that often do not interact meaningfully. Below you will find a selection of our recent work that is making an impact.


Our postdoctoral fellows are publishing research which is shaping the field of diversity, equity and inclusion across sectors. 

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When the Levees Break:

The Cost of Vicarious Trauma, Microaggressions and Emotional Labor for Black Administrators and Faculty Engaging in Race Work at Traditionally White Institutions

by Dr. Myntha Anthym and Dr. Frank Tuitt
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education


Lessons for My Hijo and Other Children of Indigenous Immigrants

by Dr. David Barillas-Chon
InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies

A Lighter Shade of Brown?

Racial Formation and Gentrification in Latino Los Angeles 

by Dr. Alfredo Huante
Oxford Academic