Victoria Tran

Victoria Tran

Graduate Student


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My research focuses on neighborhood change and displacement, racialized geographies, and community policing. I’m interested in how neighborhood leaders navigate pressures from property developers, residents, and local government to make community decisions on policing and neighborhood change. My MA thesis uses quantitative and spatial methods to analyze how the rate and type of 911 calls change as neighborhood composition changes.


  • M.A. Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2021
  • B.A. Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia, 2016

Fields of Study

Urban Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Social Stratification and Inequality, Community Policing, Neighborhood Change

Awards & Grants

  • Graduate Research Mentorship (2021)
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (2020)
  • Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship (UCLA)