Manuel Pastor Professor of Sociology and American Studies, University of Southern California

Dr. Manuel Pastor is Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California where he also serves as Director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and co-Director of USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII). His most recent books include Equity, Growth, and Community: What the Nation can Learn from America's Metro Areas (UC Press, 2015; co-authored with Chris Benner), Just Growth: Inclusion and Prosperity in America's Metropolitan Regions (Routledge, 2012; co-authored with Chris Benner) and Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America's Future (W.W. Norton, 2010, co-authored with Angela Glover Blackwell and Stewart Kwoh). Dr. Pastor received the 2012 Wally Marks Changemaker of the Year from the Liberty Hill Foundation in Los Angeles, and he currently holds the Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change at USC.

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