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LaSA welcomes Rodrigo Dominguez Villegas of the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute

Rodrigo Dominguez Villegas, Ph.D., Director of Research at the Latino Policy and Politics Institute and Director of the Latino Data Hub at UCLA

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, join the Latinx Staff Association (LaSA) for a Charla de la Tarde — afternoon chat — featuring Rodrigo Dominguez Villegas, Ph.D., director of research at the Latino Policy and Politics Institute and director of the Latino Data Hub at UCLA.

Come learn how data disaggregation can advance representation and equity, and the need for better data collection standards to better reflect the diversity and complexity of Latinx communities. You’ll hear about the LPPI’s new Latino Data Hub, an innovative tool focused on improving data disaggregation about Latinos in the U.S.

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About Rodrigo Dominguez-Villegas

Rodrigo Dominguez-Villegas, Ph.D., serves as director of research at the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute (LPPI), where he is also director of the Latino Data Hub. In this role, he is responsible for developing, managing and executing LPPI’s research portfolios, as well as mentoring LPPI policy fellows.

Previously, Dr. Dominguez-Villegas worked at the Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he provided consultations on research design and statistical methods to scholars across various disciplines. He was also a research consultant for the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., where he conducted research on international migration in North and Central America, return migration and Mexico’s migration policy.

Dr. Dominguez Villegas has a strong interest in immigrants’ rights and is involved in initiatives to strengthen public policies that support deported migrants in Mexico and Central America. He has testified as an expert witness before the Canadian Parliament and as a country expert in deportation cases in the U.S. His publications and policy reports have been covered in more than 50 U.S. and international media outlets, including the New York Times, NPR, NBC News, Al Jazeera, Reforma, El Universal, and El Pais. Dr. Dominguez Villegas holds a doctorate and a master’s in sociology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and a bachelor’s in economics and geography from Middlebury College in Vermont.

About LaSA

LaSA promotes the general welfare and interests of Latinx employees in the Office of the President and supports the educational mission of the university, particularly as it relates to the Latinx community. Membership in LaSA is open to all UCOP employees and retirees who wish to participate in carrying out the objectives of the association. Learn more about LaSA.

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