Program Directors


Anita Casavantes Bradford

Anita Casavantes Bradford, Ph.D - Co-Director
(949) 824-4814

Anita Casavantes Bradford is an Associate Professor of Chicano Latino Studies, and her research focuses on the history of immigration, the history of childhood, and transnational and comparative Latina/o history. She was the first in her family to attend university and the first woman in her family to graduate from high school. In her free time, Anita loves to travel, dance salsa, and cook Cuban food for her family.


Davin Phoenix

Davin L. Phoenix, Ph.D - Co-Director
(949) 824-5698

Davin Phoenix is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at UCI, specializing in African American politics, mass media and politics, public opinion, and city politics. Davin, who was the first in his family to attend university, earned his Ph.D. in political science and public policy from the University of Michigan in 2015. In his spare time, Davin enjoys reading, taking walks with his dog and watching basketball.


Administrative Team

Teresa Neighbors

Patrick Del Rosario

Mailing Address:
University of California, Irvine
School of Social Sciences Development Office
3151 Social Science Plaza
Irvine, CA 92697-5100


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