Joseph Palacios, Principal
An educator, mentor, spiritual guide, and sociologist, Joseph Palacios, Ph.D., M.Div., is a full-time Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA where he also holds an appointment as Research Associate of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture. He previously served as a professor at Georgetown University, and the Universidad de Santiago, Chile. He is also a consultant to nonprofit, corporate and governmental organizations, and has spent many years helping individuals, couples, and families develop and tailor culturally sensitive weddings, memorials, and blessings reflective of their distinctive spiritual needs. He has been a Fulbright Scholar, received Pew Charitable Trust and Andrew Mellon Foundation Fellowships, and authored The Catholic Social Imagination: Activism and the Just Society in Mexico and the United States (University of Chicago Press, 2007).