Roberto Suro
USC professor and director of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute

Roberto Suro has nearly 40 years experience in the immigration field as a journalist, author and researcher. His specialties are the Hispanic population, U.S. immigration policy and the dynamics of U.S.popular opinion regarding immigration. Now a professor at the University of Southern California, Suro holds a joint appointment at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the Sol Price School of Public Policy. Prior to joining the USC faculty in August 2007, Suro was director of the Pew Hispanic Center, a research organization in Washington D.C. which he founded in 2001. Suro's books include "Strangers Among Us: Latino Lives in a Changing America, (Vintage, 1999); and "Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue," co-author and co-editor (U of CA, 2011). At USC, he is director of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, a research center addressing the challenges and opportunities of demographic diversity in the 21st century global city.