The Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles
Brianne Gilbert is the Associate Director for the Center for the Study of Los Angeles. Since joining CSLA, Brianne has worked on many studies involving voter surveys, public opinion research, and leadership analysis. Although her specialty is quantitative methodology and statistics, she oversees all phases of the research process, from grant writing and design, to implementation and analysis, to dissemination. She has presented at several local and national conferences in sociology, anthropology, education, and public opinion research; and has served as a statistical consultant in a variety of fields such as sociology, anthropology, geology, and medicine.
Prior to joining the CSLA team, Brianne provided research consultation to non-profit organizations, university departments, and both undergraduate and graduate students. She was an Adjunct Instructor and Teaching Assistant for research, statistics and social science courses, as well as an SPSS Trainer at Florida International University. Brianne’s on-line introductory sociology class was selected for national review by the Monterey Institute’s On-Line Education Evaluation Project. She also has a background in Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS).
In 2008, Brianne’s undergraduate sociology honors thesis was published as a book, Statistics in the Social Sciences: Inferential Statistics as Rhetoric in Sociology. During her Master's program, she co-authored “Community Knowledge and Attitudes toward Refugees and Asylees in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties: An Analysis for International Rescue Committee.” The paper won second place in the National Association of Practicing Anthropologists Student Paper Competition, and was published in their journal, NAPA Bulletin.
Brianne received her B.A. from Wittenberg University and her M.A. from Florida International University, both in sociology with emphases on methodology and statistics. She is a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), the Pacific Association of Public Opinion Research (PAPOR), Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society (AKD), and Phi Beta Kappa.