Kimberly Ivette Miranda

Kimberly Miranda

Kimberly Ivette Miranda

Graduate Student

Cohort 2017-18

Office: 7349 Bunche Hall



Kimberly grew up in East Los Angeles and is a proud transfer student who attended East Los Angeles Community College (ELAC). She transferred Fall 2015 to UCLA and graduated Spring 2017 with a major in Chicana/o Studies and minor in African American Studies. Kimberly participated in the Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars program as an undergraduate conducting research on the anti-gentrification movement happening East of Los Angeles. As an undergraduate she worked with Center for Community College Partnerships (CCCP) femtoring prospective transfer students at ELAC. She also spent time working and helping out at a community cultural space called Espacio 1839, located in Boyle Heights. Currently, she is a Eugene Cota-Robles Fellow and will continue to pursue her research interests with gentrification, urban sociology, racialization of space, and visual culture in Los Angeles. Her ultimate goal is to centralize underrepresented communities of color experiences that undergo displacement throughout the city of Los Angeles.


  • BA, Chicana and Chicano Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
  • AA, Art History, East Los Angeles Community College


  • Latina housing justice activism in Los Angeles’ Eastside

Selected Publications

  • Miranda, K., and Osorio-Velez, C. “Womxn of Color in Anti-Gentrification Organizing: A Case Study of the Eastside and South Central Los Angeles.” In The Urban Question: Gentrification, Displacement, and Alternative Futures, ed. by Erualdo R, González, Michelle Zuñiga, and Ashley Camille Hernandez. Routledge. (forthcoming 2021).
  • Huante, A., and Miranda, K. “What’s at Stake in Contemporary Anti-Gentrification Movements?” In Society and Space. (2019).
  • Miranda, K. Book Review of “Latino City: Urban planning, politics, and the grassroots” by Erualdo González in Latino Studies Journal Vol. 16 Issue 56. (2018).