Distinguished Professor, Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity
University of Southern California
Manuel Pastor, a member of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth’s Research Advisory Board, is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He currently directs the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, or PERE, at USC and USC's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, or CSII. Pastor holds an economics Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is the inaugural holder of the Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change at USC. Pastor’s research has generally focused on issues of the economic, environmental, and social conditions facing low-income urban communities and the social movements seeking to change those realities. His current research culminates in the release of his forthcoming book, State of Resistance: What California's Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Means for America's Future, in April 2018.