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Janna Shadduck Hernandez

Janna Shadduck-Hernández, Ed.D. is a project director at the UCLA Labor Center and teaches for UCLA’s Labor Studies major and in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Her research and teaching focus on developing culturally relevant, participatory educational models with first- and second-generation university students, community members, and youth. Her research and policy work also examine the organizing efforts of low-wage immigrant workers to combat labor and workplace violations. Currently she is expanding her research to explore the educational processes involved in developing parent-workers and school-aged learners as leaders and organizers for educational, immigration, and workplace reform. Janna received her doctorate in 2005 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, School of Education within the Center for International Education. She has published various articles and book chapters on immigration, education, and labor including articles in Labor Studies and Ethnography and Education.

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