• RECENT PUBLICATION

    TRPI and the Center for Urban Education release digital publication, Addressing Latino Outcomes at California’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions.


  • No White House Without Us: The Narrative of Latino Empowerment in Univision’s 2012 Election Coverage

    During the final 11 weeks of the 2012 election campaign, one narrative dominated political coverage on Noticiero Univision, the most watched U.S. evening news broadcast in Spanish: Latino voters had the power to pick the next president and could then demand immigration reform, according to a content analysis conducted by the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI) at the University of Southern California. Download the publication
  • The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute hosted Town Hall: Creating the Smithsonian National American Latino Museum on December 6th, 2013 at the University of Southern California. You can watch a video of the event here. KPCC Southern California Public Radio covered the event, National campaign to build Latino history museum comes to LA.
  • TRPI hosts Cuban hip-hop duo and social activists, ‘Obsesion’

    Alexey Rodriguez and Magia Lopez, the Cuban hip-hop duo known as Obsesion, performed at USC’s Ground Zero Performance Cafe on Oct. 9, as part of a nationwide tour.
  • TRPI recently traveled to Cuba to conduct research on the social and economic changes taking place in the country. TRPI is in the process of creating a set of webmaps to explore and visualize these changes.

Digital Publications

As a university research center born of the digital age, TRPI has produced the USC Media Curator, an online publishing platform designed to bring together innovative research from across the University of Southern California and beyond. TRPI has used the media curator to publish individual microsites on a variety of topic areas such as immigrant legal services, latinos and the criminal justice system, U.S.- Mexico relations, and demographic diversity. View full list of digital publications

Harry Pachon Research Award

TRPI offers Harry Pachon Research Awards to support student research. In the 2012/13 school year, these Research Awards were offered to eighteen USC graduate students, including: Allison Noyes, a Ph.D. Candidate at USC to support her thesis and research on language ecology and a group of Master’s of Public Policy students for travel to Mexico to conduct interviews for their practicum project. Read more

Hispanic-Serving Institutions

A joint digital publication of USC’s Center for Urban Education and Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, makes clear that it is in the best interest of all Californians that more Latinos earn a bachelor’s degree.

Institutional Capacity for Legalization

This project will examine the institutional capacity required to process a large group of people if a new legalization policy were to be enacted.  For more information see Projects page.

U.S.-Mexico Relations

Digital publications curated by the U.S.-Mexico Network using TRPI’s Media Curator platform. The network’s Imagining 2024 project is designed to provide readers a quick overview of key issues in U.S.-Mexico relations.

Latinos & the Criminal Justice System

Digital publications on the topics of Latino experiences with crime, disparities in the system, and public opinion and perception. Supported by Californians for Safety and Justice.