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C. Aujean Lee

Aujean Lee

Education

University of California, Los Angeles
PhD, Urban Planning

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master’s of Urban Planning

University of California, Los Angeles
BA, Psychology, Asian American Studies

Contact

aujean@ou.edu

About

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. She also examines nonprofits in providing social protections to vulnerable communities in uncertain policy circumstances. One of Aujean’s recent projects investigates the effects of ethnic neighborhoods on Latino and Asian housing choice and foreclosure outcomes. Her work has received support from several sources, including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the UCLA Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. Social Justice Award and the UCLA Institute on Inequality and Democracy. She was also nominated and awarded the Don T. Nakanishi Award for Outstanding Engaged Scholarship by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center. Her work has been published in several journals, including Nonprofit Voluntary Sector Quarterly, The International Indigenous Policy Journal, and Housing Policy Debate.

Professional Affiliations

American Planning Association

Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning

Association for Asian American Studies

International Sociological Association Research Committee 43 – Housing and the Built Environment

Urban Affairs Association

Awards

Professor Harry H. L. Kitano Fellowship, UCLA Asian American Studies Center

UCLA Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship

Selected Publications

Lee, C. Aujean. (2019). “Investing in Non-White Spaces.” Public Health Post. View article: https://www.publichealthpost.org/research/rethinking-us-housing-policies-of-dispersion-investing-in-non-white-spaces/

Greenlee, Andrew, April Jackson, Ivis Garcia, C. Aujean Lee, & Benjamin Chrisinger. (2018). “Where are we going? Where have we been?: The Climate for Diversity within Urban Planning Educational Programs.” Journal of Planning Education and Research. doi: 10.1177/0739456X18815740.

Jackson, April, Ivis Garcia, Andrew J. Greenlee, C. Aujean Lee, & Benjamin Chrisinger. (2018). “All Talk No Walk: Student Perceptions on Integration of Diversity and Practice in Planning Programs.” Planning Practice and Research. doi: 10.1080/02697459.2018.1548207

Lee, C. Aujean & Paul Ong. (2018). “Extending the Kim Methodology: Using the Prominent Ethnic Surname Methodology to Examine Asian American Ethnic Groups.” Asian American Policy Review, 28, 17-32.

Lee, C. Aujean. (2018). “Heterogeneity in Income: Effects of Racial Concentration on Foreclosures in Los Angeles.” Housing Policy Debate, 28(6), 940-962. doi: 10.1080/10511482.2018.1494026

Lee, C. Aujean. (2017). “’Between the Haves and Have-Nots’: Using an Interdisciplinary Approach to Inform Federal Data Collection Efforts of Indigenous Populations.” The International Indigenous Policy Journal, 8(4)doi: 10.18584/iipj.2017.8.4.5

Lee, C. Aujean, Karna Wong, and Deirdre Pfeiffer. (2017). “On the Front Lines of Immigrant Homeownership: Asian American Nonprofits during the Great Recession.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 46(6), 1209-1230doi: 10.1177/0899764017713726

Lee, C. Aujean. (2015). “Loss in Translation: Housing Agency Segmentation in the Twin Cities.” AAPI Nexus Journal: Policy, Practice, & Community, 13(1-2), 206-229doi: 10.17953/1545-0317.13.1.206

Featured Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2013-2018).

Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. Social Justice Award, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs (2018), “Global Students, Local Pedagogy, and Diversity: Experiences of International Students in American Urban Planning Programs”.

The Institute on Inequality and Democracy, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs (2018), “Social Protections in the New Administration: Nonprofit Responses Amidst Political Changes Working Group”.

Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. Social Justice Award, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs (2017), “Neighborhood segregation and Latino and Asian Housing Choice in Los Angeles,” http://luskin.ucla.edu/2017/02/09/2017-gilliam-winners-tackleissues-inequality/.

Harry H. L. Kitano Fellowship, UCLA Asian American Studies Center (2016-17), “Relationships between School Districts, Asian Americans, and Foreclosures” .

UCLA Institute of American Cultures Research Grant (2016), “The Effects of Ethnic Neighborhoods and Resources on Housing Choice”.

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