Co-published with Dissent Magazine. On working-class Los Angeles before and after the civil unrest of 1992—and how structural inequities continue to shape the city’s labor struggles from the classrooms to the docks.
Co-published with The Guardian. The neighborhood is home to 4,400 unhoused people. Its restroom options fall short of the UN standard for refugee camps.
Co-published with Jacobin. Long faced with paltry wages and inhumane working conditions, Los Angeles’s garment workers are taking significant risks to organize for better pay and workplace protections.
Co-published with The New Republic. As the city prepares for the World Cup in 2026 and the Olympics two years later, longtime residents are being forced out.
Co-published with Slate. Teaching the legal profession to understand the effects of trauma.
Co-published with The Appeal. Public safety is not improved by stricter probation and parole rules, researchers have found.
Co-published with The Guardian. Working for the county probation department, the largest in the nation, means being equal parts social worker and law enforcement.
Co-published with The American Prospect. Poor and working-class neighborhoods often view new art galleries as heralds of gentrification—but some artists have joined with residents to fight displacements and other disruptions.