American Studies Association

American Quarterly

ASE Commons
A Series on Race, Power, and Critical Thought whose aim is to highlight the research of American Studies and Ethnicity(ASE) core and affiliated faculty and graduate students, and to build community through sustained conversations and workshops.  Facebook

California American Studies Association

Center for Diversity and Democracy

USC Student Resources

USC Teaching Resources

USC Faculty Handbook

The Annual Ninfa Sanchez Memorial Award

Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII)

CSII has as its mission to remake the narrative for understanding, and the dialogue for shaping, immigrant integration in America. Our intent is to identify and evaluate the mutual benefits of immigrant integration for the native-born and immigrants and to study the pace of the ongoing transformation in different locations, not only in the past and present but projected into the future. CSII thus brings together three emphases: scholarship that draws on academic theory and rigorous research, data that provides information structured to highlight the process of immigrant integration over time, and engagement that seeks to create new dialogues with government, community organizers, business and civic leaders, immigrants and the voting public.

KAYA Press

Kaya Press is an independent not-for-profit publisher of Asian and Pacific Islander diasporic literature. We are dedicated to the publication of new and innovative fiction, poetry, critical essays, art, and culture, and the recovery of important and overlooked work from the Pacific Rim and the API diaspora.
We aim to expand the range of outstanding API literature available to the public by publishing works of excellent literary merit, including works in translation. We are proud to present books that feature unique voices; new and alternative perspectives; accomplished experimental writing; and beautiful, thoughtful book design.

Program for Environmental and Regional Equity(PERE)

Established in 2007, the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) is a research unit situated within the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences. 

PERE conducts research and facilitates discussions on issues of environmental justice, regional inclusion, and social movement building.  PERE’s work is rooted in the new three R’s: rigor, relevance, and reach.  We conduct high-quality research in our focus areas that is relevant to public policy concerns and that reaches to those directly affected communities that most need to be engaged in the discussion.  In general, we seek and support direct collaborations with community-based organizations in research and other activities, trying to forge a new model of how university and community can work together for the common good.

USC Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs

USC El Centro Chicano

USC Asian Pacific American Student Services

USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture

USC Center for Law, History, and Culture

USC Jewish Studies Program


USC's American Studies and Ethnicity Club is a new student organization working to foster a community among ASE majors, minors, faculty, and critical thinkers.  Facebook  |  Twitter

Statement on Academic Conduct and Support Systems

Who Makes Cents? A History of Capitalism Podcast
(launched by ASE PhD Alum, David Stein)

Who Makes Cents is a monthly podcast devoted to telling stories about the people who have shaped capitalism in the past and present - from workers to employers, policymakers to the unemployed.

For more information, visit

Link to all episodes on itunes, click here.

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  • University of Southern California
  • 3620 South Vermont Avenue
  • Kaprielian Hall 462
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-2534