Roberto Suro Professor, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California
Roberto Suro holds a joint appointment as a professor in the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He is also director of the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, an interdisicplinary university research center exploring the challenges and opportunities of demographic diversity in the 21st century global city. Suro’s latest book is Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue (U of CA Press, 2011) co-edited with Marcelo Suarez-Orozco and Vivian Louie.
Prior to joining the USC faculty in August 2007, he was director of the Pew Hispanic Center, a research organization in Washington D.C. which he founded in 2001. During nearly 30 years as a print journalist, Suro worked as foreign and domestic bureau chief for The New York Times and at The Washington Post as deputy national editor and as a staff writer on the national desk. He is the author of several books and several dozen book chapters, research reports and other publications related to Latinos and immigration. He regularly publishes commentaries with The New York Times and other national publications.