Latino Film Institute Scholar
Latino Film Institute Scholar Award was created to support the research by our community on the impact of Latinos living in the United States have on the entertainment industry.
LFI is pleased to make a gift in the amount of $100,000 to The UCLA Foundation to support The Hollywood Diversity Report in the UCLA Division of Social Sciences to meet current needs for two years, as well as a separate dedicated study on the impact of Latinos in Hollywood, in recognition of Dr. Ana-Christina Ramon becoming our inaugural LFI Scholar.
Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón
Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón is the Director of Research and Civic Engagement for the Division of Social Sciences at UCLA. Dr. Ramón is a social psychologist who has worked on social justice issues related to equity and access in higher education and the entertainment industry for over ten years. She is the co-principal investigator of the Hollywood Advancement Project and manages its graduate research team. She is the co-author (with Dr. Darnell Hunt) of the annual UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report series that the project produces. She is also the managing editor of LA Social Science, an e-forum that showcases the vibrant and cutting-edge knowledge generated within the Division of Social Sciences at UCLA. She co-edited a book (with Dr. Hunt) titled Black Los Angeles: American Dreams and Racial Realities (New York University Press, 2010). On behalf of California Social Science Researchers, she also co-authored (with Dr. Hunt) amicus briefs in support of affirmative action that were submitted to the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals and to the U.S. Supreme Court. She was most recently the Assistant Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. Dr. Ramón has a B.A. in psychology from Stanford, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.