José Loya

José Loya

Assistant Professor of Urban Planning; Faculty Associate in the Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC)


Ph.D., Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Statistics, University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Economics and Urban Studies, Brown University

Areas of Interest:

Housing, Quantitative Analysis, Race and Ethnicity


Office Location:

5361 Public Affairs

José Loya is an Assistant Professor in Urban Planning at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs and faculty affiliate with the Chicano Studies Research Center. His research addresses Latino issues in urban areas by connecting ethno-racial inequality and contextual forces at the neighborhood, metropolitan, and national levels. His research discusses several topics related to stratification in homeownership, including ethno-racial, gender, and Latino disparities in mortgage access. José received his PhD. at the University of Pennsylvania in Sociology and holds a master’s degree in Statistics from the Wharton School of Business at Penn. Prior to graduate school, José worked for several years in community development and affordable housing in South Florida.