Jesus M. Barajas

Jesus M. Barajas

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy

University of California, Davis

About me

I am an assistant professor of Environmental Science and Policy and affiliated faculty at the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis. My research examines transportation equity and mobility justice. I have led projects on travel behavior, transportation safety, and the implications of policing on transportation planning.

Broadly speaking, in my research I’m interested in three main questions: Why and how do people travel? What accounts for the differences we see in travel behavior and safety, particularly for people of color? And what do those differences mean for equity and justice in planning and policy?

I accept UC Davis PhD students through the Transportation Technology and Policy, Community Development, and Geography graduate groups. Prospective students with interests in transportation equity and mobility justice should feel free to get in touch.