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

Center for Latinx and and Latin American Studies

USC Student Resources

USC Teaching Resources

USC Faculty Handbook

The Annual Ninfa Sanchez Memorial Award

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.

Equity Research Institute (ERI)

Led by Professor Manuel Pastor, the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) was founded in 2007. PERE’s mission was to provide forward-looking, actionable research to support community-based organizations, funders, and other stakeholders working towards social, racial, economic and environmental justice.

In 2008, PERE incubated the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) to remake the narrative for understanding, and to shape the dialogue, on immigrant integration in America. CSII’s work focused on data, events, and publications on immigrant integration and immigration topics. CSII also developed a network of faculty affiliates across the university involved with immigration issues and scholarship. In 2017, CSII launched the Immigrant Integration Wire blog.

As of July 28th, 2020, PERE and CSII merged into one center now known as the USC Equity Research Institute.

For more information about the name change, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

USC Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs

USC La Casa

USC Asian Pacific American Student Services

USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture

USC Center for Law, History, and Culture


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 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.

ASE By-Laws

Contact Us

Department of American Studies & Ethnicity

Located in Kaprielian Hall on the University Park campus, ASE faculty, graduate students, and staff are available to assist you with information and resources about our academic programs and research specialties.


University of Southern California

3620 South Vermont Avenue

Kaprielian Hall 462

Los Angeles, California 90089-2534