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Ayobami Laniyonu

UCLA Department of Political Science
4289 Bunche Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1472
Phone: (301) 653-4976

PhD University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Political Science
Fields: Racial and Ethnic Politics & Statistical Methodology

Expected 2018

M.S. University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Statistics

Expected 2017

Hons B.A., University of Maryland, College Park
Dual Degree: Political Science and Sociology

Research Interests
Social Control, Criminal Justice, and Policing — Political Participation and Incorporation — Comparative
Immigration — Comparative Racial Politics

Research Projects
Under Review
Laniyonu, Ayobami. "A Comparative Study of the Political Effects of Racial Group Consciousness among
Blacks in the United States and the United Kingdom"

Working Papers
Laniyonu, Ayobami. “The Effect of Policing Behavior on Political Participation: An Analysis of Stop and
Frisk and Voting Behavior in New York City"
Laniyonu, Ayobami. “Quality of Life Policing: Patterns of Policing in Gentrifying Neighborhoods”

Research Grants and Fellowship Awards
NSF-LSA-ABF Doctoral Fellowship $32,000


UCLA Graduate Research Mentorship Award $21,000


Center for European and Eurasian Studies Fellowship Award $6,000


Social Science Research Council Dissertation Development Program $5,000


Graduate Summer Research Mentorship $6,000


Eugene V. Robles Fellowship $21,000



Conference Papers, Posters, and Presentations
“A Comparative Study of Black Racial Group Consciousness in the United States and the United Kingdom" (Paper Presentation at the 74th Annual Conference of the Midwestern Political Science Association,
April 2016)
“Exploring the Carceral State: The Relationship between Stop, Question and Frisk and Voter Turnout
in New York City Violence & the City" (Paper Presentation at Violence and the City: John Jay College of
Criminal Justice 2015)
“Investigating Political Solidarity, Group Consciousness, and Linked Fate Among African and Caribbean
Immigrants" (Poster Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association
Washington DC 2014)
“What African Immigration Says About Racialization, Assimilation, and the Politics of Solidarity" (Paper
Presentation at the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) Annual Meeting Wilmington DE 2014)

Graduate Level Tutor
POL SCI 200D (Casual Inference)

Spring 2016

POL SCI 200C (Regression Analysis)

Winder 2015
Fall 2014

POL SCI 200A (Probability Theory)
Undergraduate Teaching

Summer 2016

STAT 100: Intro to Probability Theory
STATS 20: Statistical Programming

Spring 2016

PS M184a: Race Politics in Latin America

Spring 2013
Winter 2015 / Spring 2013

PS50: Introduction to Comparative Politics

Fall 2014 / Fall 2011

PS40: Introduction to American Politics

Head Steward UAW Local 2865


Undergraduate Admissions Committee