A JOURNAL DESIGNED WITH THE ETHICAL SCHOLAR IN MIND.
The Social Justice Review (SJR) is an international undergraduate-run journal dedicated to the publication of undergraduate and graduate work pertaining to the themes of social justice.
Our journal is generously funded by the USC Levan Institute. You can read more about the Institute's mission and programming here.
Our staff curates content from around the world, bringing together research that reflects the numerous dimensions of social justice.
By doing so, we hope to provide an outlet for novel approaches and ideas.
Naveen Dasari is a Levan Undergraduate Fellow graduating from USC Dornsife in 2019. Naveen is pursuing a triple major in applied and computational mathematics, economics, and classics. On campus, Naveen is Editor-in-Chief of the Social Justice Review, Secretary of Undergraduate Student Government, an active member of the Delta Omicron Zeta leadership fraternity, and Co-Director of Campus Events for the Southern California Indo-Americans. He has also conducted research in labs on development economics, international political economy, and computational biology. Naveen is a Presidential Scholar at USC, Huffington Post Campus Editor-at-Large, Champion for the UN Foundation's Shot@Life campaign, and a youth delegate to the World Bank Group. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, hiking, meditation, and reading.
Sama Shah is a senior majoring in political science and minoring in both business economics and Middle East studies. She spent this past summer interning with the U.S. Department of State at the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal, and the one prior interning in the Office of Congresswoman Karen Bass. On campus, Sama is a Research Fellow for the USC-UNESCO Journal for Global Humanities, Science and Ethical Inquiry and a Resident Assistant. In the fall, she travelled to San Antonio to present her research on leftist discourse surrounding the Syrian revolution, joining a cohort of undergraduates from universities across the country at the Middle East Studies Association's annual conference.
Yuri Yim is a junior majoring in communication at the University of Southern California. She hopes to apply her studies in a career field focused on pop culture and political opinion writing. Yuri spent the fall serving as a Congressional Intern for California’s 33rd District. This semester, you can find her on campus working at the Rossier School of Education, delegating as the Philanthropy Chair of Delta Omicron Zeta, and writing features for Roski Mag and Haute Magazine.
Manda Bwerevu is a junior at pursuing a double-major in communications and philosophy, politics, and law on a pre-law track. Manda hopes to go on to law school to better prepare his himself to operate in the legal framework America operates with. Born in Tanzania and raised in Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa, Manda has a passion for international affairs and strives to one day make a global impact on the legal infrastructure of the country from which he culturally identifies: Congo. Manda's cosmopolitan upbringing has allowed him to develop fluency in French, Swahili, English, and Spanish, this furthering his passion for globalized interconnection between cultures. On campus Manda currently serves as a senator part of the Undergraduate Student Government and a trip-leader for Global Brigades at Marshall which is an organization that offers pro-bono consulting to members of developing communities in Central America.