C. Aujean Lee

C. Aujean Lee

PhD Candidate


MUP, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA, Psychology and Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of Interest:

Housing and Community Development, Neighborhood Segregation, Nonprofit Organizations, Race and Ethnicity, Social Stratification



C. Aujean Lee is a PhD candidate in the Department of Urban Planning and a research associate for the Center for Neighborhood Knowledge. Her research focuses on residential segregation and its impacts on racial disparities in homeownership, wealth, and community institutions. She also examines the role of nonprofits in providing social protections to vulnerable communities in uncertain policy circumstances. Aujean’s dissertation 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 is a student representative for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.

Referred Journal Articles:

Lee, C. Aujean. (forthcoming). “’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(2).

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. doi: 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), 206-229. doi: 10.17953/1545-0317.13.1.206.

Website: http://ucla.academia.edu/CAujeanLee