Research Associate, UCLA
PhD, University of California Berkeley
Celia Lacayo finished a postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA with the Institute of American Cultures in the Sociology Department, and is currently a Research Fellow at UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. She received her PhD in Ethnic Studies at the University of California Berkeley. Her research interests include Race & Ethnicity, Immigration, political behavior, and Media. In her multi-method dissertation "Mapping Latino Racialization: White Attitudes Towards Latinos and Policy Preferences in Orange County California," she examines white attitudes towards Latinos and their policy preferences, as well as the role of media stereotypes to understand contemporary race relations and stratification. She recently published "Perpetual Inferiority: Whites' Racial Ideology toward Latinos," in the Sociology of Race & Ethnicity journal that examines how external racial ascription affects the racial group formation process for Latinos. Her work also examines Latino segregation. Her article "Latinos Need to Stay in Their Place: Differential Segregation in a Multi-Ethnic Suburb" was (2016) published with Societies. This article was featured in The Guardian, OC Weekly, CityLab Latino, and ImmigrationProf Blog. Her next research projects include Latino racial socialization and comparative racial discourses between the US and Europe.