Manuel Pastor

Expert on sustainable development and social, economic and environmental justice
  • Distinguished Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity
  • USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Director, USC Equity Research Institute (ERI)


  • Environmental equity and climate justice
  • Sustainable, equitable, and inclusive economies a
  • Immigrant inclusion
  • Community organizing and social movements
  • Community-engaged research models
  • Los Angeles and California politics
  • Elections (Latinos in the U.S., demographic trends)


  • Spanish

Additional Information

  • Director of the Equity Research Insitute (ERI) at USC Dornsife
  • Selected as a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2022 for his work in Public Affairs and Public Policy
  • Investigator or co-investigator in funded research, including: “Building Research Capacity to Power Health Equity in California” (The California Endowment,  2023-2026); “Data and Analysis to Advance Racial and Health Equity” (California Wellness Foundation, 2023-2027); “Council for Immigrant Inclusion” (California Community Foundation, 2023-2025); “Solidarity Economics” (Hewlett Foundation, 2023-2024);  and “A Changing South Los Angeles, A Changing America?  Black-Latino Coalition Building for Civic Health and Neighborhood Well-being” (W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 2016-2017),  among others.