The Advisory Board of the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy

Regina Freer

Regina Freer graduated with a B.A. from University of California, Berkeley and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is a Professor in the Politics department at Occidental College in Los Angeles and a member of the Urban and Environmental Policy Advisory Committee.  Her research and teaching interests include race and politics, demographic change, urban politics, and the intersection of all three in Los Angeles in particular. She is a co-author of the University of California Press book, The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City, a work that examines connections between historical and contemporary progressive social justice organizing in Los Angeles. She also authored “ L.A. Race Woman: Charlotta Bass and the Complexities of Black Political Development in Los Angeles” in the September 2004 issue of American Quarterly and "Black Korean Conflict," a chapter in the edited volume, The Los Angeles Riots. Her current project is a political biography of Charlotta Bass, an LA-based African American newspaper editor and activist who ran for Vice President of the United States in 1952. Recently she has been a commentator on politics and elections on KPFK radio and on KTTV television, both in Los Angeles. She also serves on the board of the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research and is a member of the funding board for Liberty Hill Foundation’s Seed Fund.