Karen Umemoto

Karen Umemoto

Professor of Urban Planning


PhD in Urban Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Areas of Interest:

Communities, Ethnic Communities - Asian American, Multicultural Issues, Urban Violence, Youth



Office Location:

5377 Public Affairs

Karen Umemoto is joining UCLA Urban Planning.

Umemoto comes to UCLA from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa; she holds a PhD in Urban Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Her teaching and research focuses on planning and governance in multicultural societies, race and ethnic relations, youth and urban violence, and community building.