Leland Tadaji Saito

Expert in race relations in America, including politics, policies and urban challenges

Associate Professor of Sociology, American Studies and Ethnicity

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences


  • Asian American politics
  • Latino politics
  • urban economic redevelopment
  • redistricting
  • race relations
  • racial and ethnic politics
  • urban politics

Additional Information

  • Vice Chair of the 2000-2001 San Diego City Council Redistricting
  • Author of Race and Politics: Asian Americans, Latinos and Whites in a
    Los Angeles Suburb
    (1998) and The Politics of Exclusion: The Failure of Race-Neutral Policies in Urban America (2009)
  • Winner of the 2000 national book award presented by the American
    Sociological Association’s Asia and Asian America Section

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