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Faculty Diversity

The Office of Diversity and Strategic Initiatives in USC Dornsife assists departments in the recruitment, mentorship and retention of diverse faculty members across the three divisions of the College: Humanitites, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. This work includes ensuring that every USC Dornsife faculty search committee casts its net widely in search of diverse faculty candidates.


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60-second-seminars: Jody Agius Vallejo

Jody Agius Vallejo, Assistant Professor of Sociology discusses inter-generational mobility of middle class Mexican Americans in this 60-second seminar.

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60-Second Seminars: Ange-Marie Hancock

Political science and gender studies professor Ange-Marie Hancock of USC Dornsife provides a blueprint for political progress with intersectionality, a theoretical framework that…

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60-Second Seminars: Manuel Pastor

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60-Second Seminars: Susan Forsburg

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Meet Cecil "Chip" Murray

When Rev. Cecil "Chip" Murray retired from ministry, he was appointed as the John R. Tansey Chair of Christian Ethics in the School of Religion. In this video, he talks about what…

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Meet Clifford Johnson

USC Dornsife Professor of Physics and Astronomy Clifford Johnson provides a glimpse into his research on string theory.

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Meet Rhacel Parreñas

Rhacel Parreñas of sociology studied the labor and migration of Filipino hostesses who worked in Japan to discover if were victims of sex trafficking as the US "Trafficking in…

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Cosmologist: Elena Pierpaoli

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Speed Heals

USC Dornsife Professor Samantha Butler studies a fundamental issue in development and neuroscience—how the embryonic brain gets wired.

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Decoding Cancer: One Cell at a Time

Professor of molecular biology Susan Forsburg studies how chromosome duplication and maintenance contributes to overall genome stability in a model genetic system. Loss of genome…

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Introduction to Islam: Professor Sherman Jackson

Sherman Jackson, the King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity teaches a GE course, Introduction to Islam.

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Meet Professor Manuel Pastor

Dr. Manuel Pastor is Professor of Geography and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California where he also serves as Director of USC's Program for…

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Gang Therapy

USC Dornsife professor Stan Huey and his research team investigate whether opening career paths can change the lives of gang-involved Los Angeles youth.

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The People's Academic

Manuel Pastor is installed as the inaugural holder of the Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change.

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