UCLA Labor Center

Janna Shadduck Hernandez

Project Director
Phone: 213-480-4155 x211

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Janna Shadduck-Hernández, Ed.D. is a Project Director at the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education. She teaches in UCLA’s Labor and Workplace Studies Minor and the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Shadduck-Hernández’s research and teaching have focused on developing culturally relevant, participatory educational models with 1st and 2nd generation university students, community members, and youth. Her research and policy work also examine the organizing efforts of low-wage immigrant workers to combat labor and workplace violations. Currently she is expanding her research to explore the educational processes involved in developing parent-workers and school-aged learners as leaders and organizers for educational, immigration and workplace reform.  Janna received her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s School of Education within the Center for International Education in 2005. She has published various articles and book chapters on immigration, education and labor including articles in Labor Studies and Ethnography and Education.