Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón is the Director of Research and Civic Engagement for the Division of Social Sciences at UCLA. Dr. Ramón is a social psychologist trained in quantitative and qualitative methods. For over a decade, she has worked on social justice issues related to equity and access in higher education and the entertainment industry. Her past research has also focused on conflict perceptions and racial and gender stereotypes. She is the co-Principal Investigator of the Hollywood Advancement Project and manages its graduate research team. She is also the co-author (with Dr. Hunt) of the past five Hollywood Diversity Reports, most recently the “Hollywood Diversity Report 2018: Five Years of Progress and Missed Opportunities.” She co-edited a book (with Dr. Darnell Hunt) titled Black Los Angeles: American Dreams and Racial Realities (New York University Press, 2010). On behalf of California Social Science Researchers, she also co-authored (with Dr. Hunt) amicus briefs in support of affirmative action that were submitted to the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals and to the U.S. Supreme Court. She was most recently the Assistant Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. Dr. Ramón has a B.A. in psychology from Stanford, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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