lirani (at)

MCC 205
Media Communication Building #0503
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093

Just Transitions Initiative Space
Design Lab, Design Innovation Building room 331
Next to the UCSD Central Campus Blue Line trolley stop.

Want to meet?
My office hours in Spring 2023 are Monday 10am-11am or by appt in MCC 205 or zoom. If you are not enrolled in a course with me, please email me to let me know you’re coming so I can send you a zoom link if I will be remote.

Writing about postdoctoral opportunities?
If you are applying for your own postdoctoral fellowship and want to explore collaboration with me, please explain the connection you see between my work and yours in your email. Include a project proposal and your CV. Please know that I do not currently have funding to support postdoctoral scholars and will only be able to respond to personalized inquiries.

Writing as a prospective PhD student?
I am happy to discuss research directions. However, I won’t be able to offer feedback on application materials such as statements of purpose. Also, know that our graduate students are admitted to the program in general, not to work with any particular advisor though you are welcome to explain advisors with whom you see a close fit. Most commonly, students come in and take courses for a year or two and slowly find an advising relationship that works with their changing interests.

Writing because you want to get involved in research?

There are opportunities to support our research on just transitions in labor, transportation, and digital infrastructure but our work is rooted in where we live. For this reason, opportunities require being located in the San Diego Tijuana border region. We invite you to join the Just Transitions Initiative mailing list to find out events and reading groups. If you are nearby and want to get involved in research, please read some recent papers we’ve published and email me for a discussion of where your vision and ours intersect!