Ángel Mendiola Ross

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Berkeley Computational Social Science Fellow, Berkeley Computational Research for Equity in the Legal System Fellow
Sociology, UC Berkeley

Ángel Mendiola Ross is a PhD candidate in sociology with a designated emphasis in Global Metropolitan Studies. He conducts research at the intersection of (sub)urban sociology, race and inequality, housing, and policing. Their current project examines land use policies and law enforcement practices in newer, fast-growing suburbs to better understand contemporary drivers of segregation in the post-civil rights era. Their past work empirically tested evidence of racial threat and renter threat in California suburbs with a focus on communities on the receiving end of gentrification and displacement from the coastal urban core. Before pursuing a PhD, they received a Master of City Planning from the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley and BAs in sociology and economics from the University of Southern California. They previously worked as a senior research associate at PolicyLink based in Oakland, California. In his spare time, Ángel enjoys sports, spending time outside, and playing drums.