Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda

Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies

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Ph.D., Political Science, University of Chicago, 1989.
M.A., Social Science-Anthropology, University of Chicago, 1980.
B.A., Economics, University of Chicago. 1980.

Professional Experience

Dr. Raúl Hinjosa-Ojeda is an Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies. Born in Mexico and raised in Chicago, he received a B.A. (Economics), M.A. (Anthropology) and Ph.D. (Political Science) at the University of Chicago.

He is the author of numerous articles and books on the political economy of regional integrations in various parts of the world, including trade, investment and migration relations between the U.S., Mexico, Latin American and the Pacific Rim. He is co-author of Latinos in a Changing U.S. Economy: Comparative Perspectives on the U.S. Labor Market Since 1939 (New York: IUP/CUNY, 1991) and co-editor of Labor Market Interdependence between the United States and Mexico (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1992). He has recently completed a book on the political economy of U.S.-Latin American relations in the late twentieth century including the impact of a potential Free Trade of the Americas Agreement (Convergence and Divergence between NAFTA, Chile, and MERCOSUR: Overcoming Dilemmas of North and South American Economic Integration).

Together with Rep. Esteban Torres of California, Dr. Hinojosa-Ojeda is the originator of the proposal for the North American Development Bank, which was created by the U.S. and Mexican governments in 1994. He is also a board member of the Los Angeles Community Development Bank and has been appointed to the Economic Strategies Panel of the State of California.


Todos Somos Arizona Human Rights Award, 2013
White House Champion of Change Award, 2012


  •  Chicano Studies 10B, "Introduction to Chicana/Chicano Studies: Social Structure and Contemporary Conditions." (Winter 2008)
  • Chicano Studies M122, "Planning Issues in Latina/Latino Communities." (Spring 2009, Spring 2010)
  • Chicano Studies 188-4, "Special Courses in Chicana and Chicano Studies Chicano 188, seminar 4: Multi-Disciplinary and Alternative Perspectives on Globalization and Regional Development." (Spring 2007 )
  • Chicano Studies 191, "Variable Topics Research Seminars: Chicana and Chicano Studies Chicano Studies 191, Seminar 1: Globalization and Local Dynamics." (Spring 2008, Winter 2009, Winter 2010)
  • Chicano Studies 197B, "Special Topics in Chicana and Chicano Studies Chicano 197B: Latino Community Formation." (Winter 2002)
  • Chicano Studies 197D, "Special Topics in Chicana and Chicano Studies Chicano 197D: Latino Community Formation." (Spring 2001)
  • Chicano Studies 197F, "Special Topics in Chicana and Chicano Studies: Latino Community Formation in 20th Century: Critical Perspectives and Oral Histories." (Fall 1999)
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