LABOR POLICY RESEARCHER
Lina Stepick joined the LERC faculty in September 2018 as a Labor Policy Researcher. She is based at the University of Oregon in the Portland office.
Lina was formerly a researcher with the UCLA Labor Center, a Labor Educator with the Dolores Huerta Labor Institute, and an Organizer with the East LA Community Corporation. She has worked on labor-community coalition building and participatory policy development in partnership with workers and community residents.
She brings experience in mixed-methods participatory action research in partnership with building trades unions, historically underrepresented workers, day laborers, street vendors, retail workers, immigrants in prolonged detention, community-based organizations, and community-serving small business and residents in neighborhoods most vulnerable to gentrification and displacement. This collaborative, participatory research aims to support organizing, advocacy, and policy initiatives for workers and their families.
Stepick has a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology, modified with Women’s and Gender Studies from Dartmouth College, where she focused on Labor Sociology and Migration Studies. She has an M.A. in Sociology from UCLA and is A.B.D. in the UCLA Sociology doctoral program.
See Curriculum Vitae for publications and activities