Manuel Pastor

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Manuel Pastor
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Dr. Manuel Pastor is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He directs the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) and is the inaugural holder of the Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change at USC. Recognized for his work at the intersection of the academy and activism, he received the Wally Marks Changemaker of the Year Award from the Liberty Hill Foundation for his many research partnerships with social justice organizations. His latest book, State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Means for America’s Future, looks at the last several decades of economic, social, and environmental transformations in California – and what they can tell us about the road ahead for the U.S.

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