De Lara

Juan De Lara

Associate Professor, American Studies and Ethnicity

University of Southern California

Juan De Lara is Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at The University of Southern California.  His research focuses on the intersections of race, the economy, and social movements. His book, Inland Shift: Race, Space, and Capital in Inland Southern California, uses global logistics and commodity chains to show how technological innovations and just-in-time business strategies produced new labor regimes that facilitated a more complex and extended system of global production, distribution, and consumption. He has authored several academic articles and policy papers on the warehouse and logistics sectors, including the co-authored Organizing Temporary, Subcontracted, and Immigrant Workers, a case study that focuses on outsourced labor in Southern California.

De Lara holds a Ph.D. in Geography from, UC Berkeley and an M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA.  His undergraduate degree is in Sociology and Labor Studies from Pitzer College.