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Graduate Diversity


The USC Dornsife Office of Diversity works on a series of initiatives and strategies to ensure diversity in PhD programs. We work collaboratively with other USC units and 23 departments in Dornsife to develop concrete strategies for the recruitment and retention of diverse PhD students.


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We partner with other units across the USC campus and external organizations to diversify our student population and ensure that diversity is central to our outreach.


A variety of funding opportunities at USC and outside are available to support our graduate students. 


USC programs support students to navigate through their education and specific training and mentoring opportunities.


Homing in on a Ph.D.

American studies and ethnicity doctoral student Priscilla Leiva has earned a coveted Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship. She is studying the complex relationship between sports stadiums and their surrounding communities.



Supporting Diversity in Science 

The USC Dornsife Office of Diversity is proud to announce the launch of a new SACNAS chapter (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) on campus. SACNAS works to promote and support diversity in all scientific fields.



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Post Graduate Placement

Laura Barraclough (American Studies and Ethnicity)

Ana Rosas (History)

Lu Chen (Neuroscience)

Katie Mussack (Physics)

Kris Marsh (Sociology)

Rosina Lozano (History)

Emir Estrada (Sociology)