Political Science

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Laureen Hom

Dr. Laureen Hom
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Office Phone: 909-869-3881
Email: ldhom@cpp.edu
Office Location: 94-312
Office Hours: Please email
Full CV

Academic Area

Public Policy, Urban Studies, Ethnic Studies

Areas of Expertise

Urban and social policies, race, ethnic communities and spaces, civic engagement, collaborative governance

Research Statement

Laureen D. Hom received a PhD in Planning, Policy, and Design with an emphasis in Asian American Studies and an MPH with a specialization in Sociomedical Sciences and Urbanism and the Built Environment. As an interdisciplinary scholar, her research and teaching is at the intersection of urban studies, Ethnic Studies, public policy, and public administration. Her primary expertise is in Asian American politics and places, and her work broadly examines community formations, grassroots organizations and organizing, and political representation in ethnic spaces in Southern California. She has published on gentrification politics in Los Angeles Chinatown; the growth of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities across Orange County, California; and the history of the Chinese Hospital in San Francisco Chinatown. She also has professional experience in program management, evaluation, and community-engaged collaborative research in health services and non-profit organizations serving unhoused and immigrant communities in San Francisco and New York.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, University of California, Irvine, 2018
  • MPH, Columbia University, 2008
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 2004

Current Courses

No courses


Hom, L.D. (2022). Displacing Los Angeles Chinatown: Racialization and development in an Asian American space. In E.R. Gonzalez, M. Zuniga, A.C. Hernandez, & R. Torres (eds.), The Urban Question: Gentrification, Displacement, and Alternative Futures. New York: Routledge. (Link)

Hom, L.D. (2022). The racial formation of Asian American non-profit work in Orange County, California. Public Integrity. (Link)

Hom, L.D. (2022). Symbols of gentrification? Narrating displacement in Los Angeles Chinatown. Urban Affairs Review, 58(1), 196-228. (Link)

Lee, C., Flores, N. & Hom, L.D. (2021). Learning from Asian Americans: Implications for the field of planning. Journal of Planning Education & Research. (Link)

Rendón, M.G., Aldana, A., & Hom, L.D. (2020). Children of Latino immigrants framing race: Making sense of criminalisation in a colour-blind era. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 46(11), 2407-2425. (Link

Vo, L.T., & Hom, LD. (2018). Transforming Orange County: Assets and needs of Asian Americans & Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Los Angeles: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Orange County. (Link

Hom, L.D. (2016). Review of The politics of belonging: Race, public opinion, and immigration by N. Masuoka & J. Junn. Journal of Asian American Studies, (19)1. (Link)

Hom, L.D. (2012). The Chinese Hospital of San Francisco: How the early San Francisco Chinese mobilized to build the Chinatown community. In G.J. Yoo & M.N. Le (eds.), Handbook of Asian American Health. New York: Springer Publishing Co. (Link

Sim, S.C., Zhou, X.D., Hom, L.D., Chen, C., & Sze, R. (2011). Effectiveness of pre-counseling genetic education workshops at a large urban community health center serving low-income Chinese American women. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 20(6), 593-608. (Link