Evelyn Rangel-Medina is the inaugural Visiting Assistant Professor of the Center for Racial and Economic Justice at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she teaches Criminal Procedure, Latinx & the Law, and Citizenism: Race & Immigration. Her scholarship is primarily in the areas of race and the law, employment discrimination, criminal procedure, and crimmigration. Her research investigates racial subordination and its various iterations, including identifying the myriad ways documentation status enforcement and national security policies discriminatorily impact citizens of color.
She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she was named an inaugural University of California Presidential Public Interest Law Fellow. She is an honors graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she attained three Bachelor of Arts degrees magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in English Literature, Women’s Studies, and Political Science: Public Policy & International Relations. She previously worked as a managing director at United for Respect and Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) advancing labor and employment advocacy campaigns and providing resources to low-wage workers.