Gaspar Rivera Salgado

UCLA Labor Center Project Director and Director, Center for Mexican Studies
Department: Labor Center
BOX 951478, 10945 LeConte
Avenue, Ueberroth Bldg Rm 1103B
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1478
Tel: 310-206-3910
Keywords: Labor, Mexico, Immigration

Dr. Gaspar Rivera-Salgado received his doctorate in sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is currently Project Director at UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education where he teaches classes on Work, Labor and Social Justice in the US and immigration issues. He also directs the Cross-Border Labor Solidarity Initiative in collaboration with the Solidarity Center (AFL-CIO). Gaspar’s expertise is in labor movements, immigrant workers, farm workers, binational worker movements and global labor solidarity. He has extensive experience as an independent consultant on transnational migration, race and ethnic relations and diversity trainings for large organizations. Among his most recent publications include the volume (with J. Fox) Indigenous Mexican Migration in the United States (UCSD 2005); and the recently published volume (with E. Telles, and M. Sawyer) Just Neighbors?: Research on African American and Latino Relations in the United States (Russell Sage, 2011)