USC Annenberg Institute of Sports, Media & Society

Housed in the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the Annenberg Institute of Sports, Media, and Society promotes academic programs, international research initiatives and professional engagement in the competitive world of sports and media.

The New Normal

The New Normal: Parents, Teens, and Mobile Devices Around the World is a multi-year research collaboration between USC Annenberg and Common Sense designed to advance cross-cultural exploration of family digital media engagement. This global mapping project has a unique and specific focus on parents and teens, the ways in which they are adopting and adapting to mobile devices in…

Charlotta Bass Journalism and Justice Lab

Black activists from Washington, Oregon and California have used media to craft human rights campaigns that often set the agenda for the rest of the nation, for nearly 175 years. From the days of the Gold Rush — through today’s Black Lives Matter movement — Black social justice journalism has galvanized change. Still, there has…

Architecture + Advocacy

Architecture” and “advocacy” might not seem like they go together. But for our team, these two words are inseparable; they speak to the social responsibility of architects, the power of a community to design their own spaces, and our origins as an organization.

Global Initiatives

Since 1959, the American Language Institute (ALI) has been providing English language instruction, assessment, and resources to support the academic and professional success of non-native speakers of English pursuing degrees at USC. The ALI offers English language courses for those students who want to improve their English as well as those who are required to…

Center on Science, Technology and the Public Life

The USC Dornsife Center on Science, Technology and Public Life (STPL) generates a unique conversation among humanists, social scientists, and natural scientists about the social and political implications of new developments in science and technology. Through public programming, research, and training, STPL fosters sustained reflection on the possibilities and limits of technological innovation.

Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration

The mission of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) is to promote forward-looking narratives that support the integration of diverse immigrant and U.S.-born communities, lift up the intersection of racial justice and immigrant rights, and strengthen the base for intersectoral collaborations.

Art, Religion, and History Collaborative Group

Religions and their historical contexts underlie a broad span of human activity from the creation of great art and architecture to deep-seated gender and racial bias, as well as the interrelationships between humanity, other living beings, and the natural environment. The academic study of religion, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, is an urgent priority…

Center for Leadership by Women of Color

The USC Dornsife Center for Leadership by Women of Color (CLWOC) was created to meet a need: research about how women of color leaders transform the very definition of leadership! CLWOC is elevating the study of how women of color leaders transform what we mean by leadership using analytical frameworks designed by, for, and with…

Visualizing New Narrative Forms through Quantum Physics, AI, and Sustainability

The Visualizing New Narrative Forms through Quantum Physics, AI, and Sustainability collaboration is designed to drive new forms of pedagogical innovation and creative research at the intersection of art, science, and technology. The outcome will result in new types of narrative structure and media creation utilizing animated forms, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual…