ERI Affiliated Faculty Spotlight: Spring 2024

ByERI Communications

Congratulations to USC Sociology Assistant Professor and ERI Affiliated Faculty Dr. Hajar Yazdiha for being named a 2024 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Supported by the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program, which fosters scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, Yazdiha will pursue her project, ‘Reconciliation through Reckoning: Bridging Divides through Grassroots Memory Work.’ This vital research investigates how truth and reconciliation processes can mend community divides in the U.S. by revisiting local histories.



We are happy to announce that USC Sociology Assistant Professor and ERI Affiliated Faculty, Dr. Deisy Del Real, has been selected as one of the 2024-25 ABF/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholars. Del Real’s project will investigate how different immigration policies and political contexts influence the legalization process and socioeconomic incorporation of Venezuelan migrants in the United States, Colombia, Chile, and Argentina. This significant study is part of the American Bar Foundation’s initiative to produce impactful research on access to justice.



USC Associate Professor at the Sol Price School of Public Policy and at the Roski School of Art and Design and ERI Affiliated Faculty Dr. Annette M. Kim recently penned a Los Angeles Times opinion piece: How do L.A.’s ethnic communities keep their identities while living with others? Just read the signs. Kim details how L.A embraces cultural diversity through overlapping ethnic neighborhoods marked by multilingual signage, allowing communities to maintain identities while coexisting.