The Center for the Study of Los Angeles produces a wide variety of scholarly work, organizes numerous events for the public, and maintains a robust research collection. Its principal projects are Los Angeles Votes (a series of exit polls and election studies), Forecast LA (an annual study of LA leaders and residents), and the LA Riots Anniversary Study (a quinquennial series of resident surveys following the 1992 Riots). Researchers also study topics affecting Angelenos such as demographic shifts, redistricting, polling place accessibility, race/ethnicity studies, and quality of life in addition to organizing the popular Forecast LA conference and lecture series, Election Central, and LMU Day in LA.

For any questions about our research and reports feel free to contact our Associate Director Brianne Gilbert at

Forecast LA explores the region's civic and economic narrative through an annual conference at LMU
Forecast LA Lecture Series stimulates a dialogue between students and regional leaders
Sacramento Legislative Seminar introduces students to the work and politics of the state capitol
Celebration of the Honorable David A. Roberti during the Sacramento Legislative Seminar
LMU Day in LA fosters a day of interaction between LMU & the political realm in Downtown LA
LA Votes is a series of exit polls and other election studies of voters in the city of Los Angeles
Election Central is a celebration of the electoral process in LA, in conjunction with LA Votes
LA Riots Anniversary Study is a series of surveys measuring ethnic relations in post-riot LA
Center for the Study of Los Angeles Research Collection is available to the public
Center researchers teach several courses incorporating their research projects in the classroom
Undergraduate research is the driving force of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles
The Center also engage in a variety of miscellaneous research projects and presentations