Pamela Stephens

UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy


Pamela Stephens is a doctoral candidate in the department of Urban Planning at UCLA and a Graduate Student Researcher with the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy. Along with supporting the Housing Justice in Unequal Cities network, her research with the Institute focuses on different mechanisms of housing precarity and their roles in advancing processes of racial banishment.

Pamela’s scholarship explores the entanglements of urban planning practice and the production and elimination of black space. Specifically, her dissertation project tracks the ways that redevelopment projects in post-rebellion Watts were instrumental in reshaping Black Los Angeles, both materially and politically.

She holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA and a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.