RCPL Assistant Professor publishes in Journal of Urban Affairs

Aujean Lee is an assistant professor of Regional and City Planning. She earned her PhD from UCLA in the Department of Urban Planning, where she was also a research associate for the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge. Her research focuses on residential segregation and racial disparities in homeownership, wealth and community institutions.

Assistant professor of Regional and City Planning C. Aujean Lee recently published the article, “‘Working towards a better future for ourselves’: Neighborhood choice of middle-class Latino and Asian homeowners in Los Angeles” in the Journal of Urban Affairs.

The study examines neighborhood selection and homebuying experiences of Latinos and Asians into coethnic or White neighborhoods using interviews. The findings demonstrate how neighborhood preference is tied to passive and indirect socialization and/or racial biases that influence perception of racial hierarchies and place.

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