Nazita Lajevardi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 2017, her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2012, and her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2009. Her work focuses mainly on on issues related to race and ethnic politics, political behavior, voting rights, and immigration.