About Manuel Pastor

Manuel Pastor is Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, where he also serves as Director of USC’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII). His most recent book, coauthored with Chris Benner, is Just Growth: Inclusion and Prosperity in America’s Metropolitan Region. He is also the coauthor of Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future, and This Could Be the Start of Something Big: How Social Movements for Regional Equity Are Transforming Metropolitan America.
7 10, 2015

Why have a free ebook version?

By |October 7th, 2015|Knowing Together Growing Together|0 Comments

Probably like many academic authors, we were initially concerned that open access might be viewed by others as meaning low quality – after all, if it was really good, why would it be “free”?

However, we were reassured otherwise by, first, our own standards of rigor but also by the reviews from which this manuscript benefited […]

5 10, 2015

Maps We Like: Gini Index by U.S. County

By |October 5th, 2015|Maps We Like|0 Comments

I recently across this map showing the Gini index by U.S. county, 2006-2010. I suppose one could squint hard at the image below to find your area. But I’d suggest downloading a large version over at Wikimedia Commons.

30 09, 2015

What We’re Reading: IMF study says declines in union density & minimum wages linked to higher inequality

By |September 30th, 2015|What We're Reading|0 Comments

IMF finds that eroding unionization & slipping min wage => inequality. The IMF? What is world coming to? Its senses? http://t.co/Ic70EpZXcN

— Dr. Manuel Pastor (@Prof_MPastor) July 24, 2015