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					                            CURRICULUM VITAE

Thomas W. Ward, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Teaching, Department of Anthropology
University of Southern California
Grace Ford Salvatori Bldg., Rm. 120
3601 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1692
Phone: (213) 740-8222; email: tww@usc.edu
(Revised 2/12/2012)

EDUCATION

1988                  Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Medical Anthropology,
                      University of California, San Francisco

l987                  Ph.D., Department of Anthropology,
                      University of California, Los Angeles

l983                  M.A., Department of Anthropology,
                      University of California, Los Angeles

l979                  B.A. (Magna Cum Laude), Depts. of Anthropology & English
                      Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
                      Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Tau Delta.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011-present          Associate Professor, Teaching, Department of Anthropology
                      University of Southern California, Los Angeles

1997-2010             Lecturer, Department of Anthropology
                      University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Sept.1997- Mar.98     Lecturer, Department of Anthropology
                      California State University, Los Angeles

Apr. 1996-1997        Associate Professor, Department of General Studies
                      West Coast University, Los Angeles

Aug. 1995-1996        Adjunct Professor, Department of General Studies
                      West Coast University, Los Angeles

Oct. 1993-Oct.’95     Staff Research Associate, Translator (Spanish),
                      National Institutes of Mental Health HIV Multisite Study,
                      Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA



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Feb.-July, 1995   Staff Research Associate, Lennox Family Project,
                  Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA

April 1994-1995   Senior Associate, HIV Clinical Trials Enrollment Project,
                  Human Resources & Services Administration

April 1993-1994   Senior Staff Researcher, Los Angeles Arts Festival,
                  Ford Foundation

May 1992-1993     Staff Research Associate, Study of Elderly People
                  with Mild Mental Retardation, NPI, UCLA.

Sept.1990-        Consultant & Ethnographic Supervisor,
May 1992          The Course of Homelessness Study,
                  RAND Corporation, Santa Monica

March, 1990       Consultant, Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the
                  Census in Counting Homeless People in Los Angeles,
                  U.S. Census Bureau

Sept. l988-1991   Staff Research Associate, Project to Study the Adaptation
                  of Homeless People with Chronic Mental Illness,
                  Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA

Sept. 1987-l988   Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Medical Anthropology
                  University of California, San Francisco

1985-1987         Staff Research Associate, Socio-behavioral Group,
                  Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA

Winter 1985       Teaching Assistant, Department of Anthropology, UCLA

Summer 1985       Associate Project Coordinator, Field School in Anthropology,
                  University of California Expeditions Program,
                  Ft. Burgwin Research Institute, Taos, New Mexico

Nov. l984         Delegate, First Congress of the Non-governmental
                  Human Rights Commission of El Salvador, San Salvador

1980-1982         Staff Research Associate, Socio-behavioral Group,
                  NPI, UCLA



PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS & MEDIA INTERVIEWS




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2011 Gangsters Without Borders: An Ethnography of a Salvadoran Street Gang, Oxford
     University Press, in press.

       “History of Street Gangs,” Aztec Rising, Gang Intervention Program, Los Angeles, CA,
       January 12.

2010 “Youth Rebellion and Street Gangs,” UCA Radio, Universidad Centroamericana “José
     Simeón Cañas,” San Salvador, El Salvador, August 20.

2009 “What Matters to Me and Why,” Ground Zero, University of Southern California,
     Office of Religious Life, www.usc.edu/whatmatters, October 7.

       “Refleciones sobre ethnografía con mareros de la Mara Salvatrucha,” Taller [Workshop]
       de Univ. de Utrecht, entitled ‘Anti-gang Policies and Gang Reactions in Comparative
       Perspective: Searching for De-escalatory Interventions, San Salvador, El Salvador,
       January 22-24.

2008   Faculty Sponsor, Media Training for Gang Prevention/Intervention Workers,
       Susan Cruz, Sin Fronteras, organizer, at U.S.C., July 22.

       Participant, The Eurogang Conference, IX, Prof. Malcolm Klein, Organizer,
       University of Southern California, Los Angeles, May 18-21.

       “Gang Violence Awareness Panel,” Guest speaker, Occidental College, April 21.

       “Building a home in LA, City of Angels and AK-47s,” Interview, The Age
       (Australia), April 19.

       “On Culture,” Interview, Anthropology Series, Coast Telecourse Systems, March 10.

       “Race-based Gang Violence,” Interview, Rogelio Mora, Telemundo, March 6.

       “Summit on Transnational Gangs,” Interview, Annenberg TV News, March 5.

2007 “Female Juvenile Offenders,” Interview, Fox Television News, October 12.

       “Transnational Gangs,” Guest Expert, National Public Radio, May 7.

       “Street gangs & prison life,” Guest Speaker, CRISPAZ Street Outreach
       Project, Ilobasco, Cabañas, El Salvador, January 5.

2005 “Applied Educational Ethnography,” Guest Speaker, Prof. Alex Jun’s class,
     Education 551, WPH602, University of Southern California, September 28.

       “Gangs & Immigration/Assimilation Issues” Workshop leader, National Youth
       Gang Center Symposium, Orlando, FL, June 9.



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       “MS-13: The Most Dangerous Gang?” Keynote Speaker, National Youth Gang
       Center Symposium, Orlando, FL, June 8.

       “Girls in Gangs: Nature/(De)Nuture.” Guest Speaker, Anthropology 305,
       Prof. Amy Parish, USC, March 21.

2004 “Researching Gangs.” Guest Speaker, Anthropology 410,
      Prof. Weibel-Orlando, USC, November 4.

2001 “Gangs: What You Should Know.” Keynote Speaker, 32nd St. School,
     “Success Day” Conference, USC, March 23.

2000 “Discovering the Other: Commitment & Self-sacrifice in Gangs.”
      Keynote Speaker, Leadership Opportunities in Volunteer Education Conference,
      USC, March 4.

       “Gender Relations in Gangs” Faculty Lecture Series, Anthropology Dept,
       USC, Feb. 28.

1999 “Rituals of Gang Initiation.” Center for Urban Ethnography, UC Berkeley,
      Nov. 18.

       “Latino Youth in Gangs,” Public Defenders Office, Juvenile Hall,
       Los Angeles, CA, September 17.

1997 “The Gang Problem in Los Angeles.” Franklin Elementary School, LA,
      November 3.

       Ward, T.W. 1997 Evaluation of Geriatric Services at AltaMed, Los Angeles, CA.
       Report to HRSA/LTD.

1996 Site Evaluations of Minority Recruitment into HIV Clinical Trials: Baltimore, MD;
      Brooklyn, NY; Austin, TX; Los Angeles, CA. Report to HRSA/LTD.

1995 “The Memory Project of Dagoberto Reyes.” In The Los Angeles Festival: The Use
      of an Arts Organization as a Basis for Intercultural Contact and Communication,
      Report to the Ford Foundation.

1995 “The Youth Committee.” In The Los Angeles Festival: The Use of an Arts
      Organization as a Basis for Intercultural Contact and Communication,
      Report to the Ford Foundation.

       Ito, Karen L., Horton, J., Motley, S.L., & Ward, T.W. 1995. The Los Angeles
       Festival: The Use of an Arts Organization as a Basis for Intercultural Contact &
       Communication, Report to the Ford Foundation.



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1994 "The M.S. (Mara Salvatrucha) Gang," Presentation for Department of Social Psychiatry,
      Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA, February 16.

       Cousineau, M.R. & Ward, T.W. 1992. An evaluation of the S-night street
       enumeration of the homeless in Los Angeles, Evaluation Review,
       Vol. 16(4), 389-99.

1993 Edgerton, R.B., Gaston, M.A., Kelly, H. & Ward, T.W. 1993. Health care for
     aging people with mental retardation, Mental Retardation.

1991   "I've seen it all . . . well, just about all": Roberto Reyes, in Robert B. Edgerton &
       Marcia A. Gaston (Eds.) I've Seen It All: Lives of Older Persons with Mental
       Retardation in the Community, Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brooks Publishing Co.,
       71-99.

       Edgerton, R.B. & Ward, T.W. 1991. "I've gotta put my foot down": Richard T.
       Jarnett, III, in Robert B. Edgerton & Marcia A. Gaston (Eds.) I've Seen It All: Lives
       of Older Persons with Mental Retardation in the Community, Baltimore, Md: Paul
       H. Brooks Pub. Co., 123-149.

       Book review of Rx: Spiritist as Needed: A Study of a Puerto Rican Community
       Mental Health Resource, by Alan Harwood, in Latin American Anthropology
       Review, Vol.1(2), 25-6.

1988 The Price of Fear: Salvadoran Refugees in the City of the Angels, Ann Arbor:
     University Microfilms, Dissertation, UCLA.

1987 "Psychological Adjustment of Salvadoran Refugees," Presentation at American
     Anthropological Association Meetings, Chicago, IL, November 20.

1981 "Salvadoran Refugees in Los Angeles," Presentation at American Anthropological
     Association Meetings, Washington, D.C., December 3.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Ward, T.W.    l988   A Profane Justice, New York Times, Letters to the Editor, May l3.
              l987   No improvement: Human rights in El Salvador, L.A. Weekly, June 19.
              l986   AIDS in Honduras, L.A. Weekly, Letters to the Editor, March 23.
              l985   Refugees, Los Angeles Times, Letters to the Editor, November 28.
              l985   Detention for Illegal Aliens, Los Angeles Times, October 16.

CONSULTATIONS

2011 Expert Witness, Immigration Case re: El Salvador, Victoria T. Kajo, Attorney,
     Law Offices of Anthony O. Egbase & Associates, File No: A073-956-8444, Judge



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       Dennis R. James, US DOJ, Executive Office for Immigration Review,
       El Centro, CA, January 12.

2010 Expert Witness, Criminal case for 18th Street gang member from El Salvador,
     IrisY. González, Attorney, Covington & Burling LLP, Criminal No. 113271-C,
     Honorable Eric M. Johnson, US District Court, Rockville, MD, November 3.

       Expert Witness, Capital case for MS gang member from El Salvador, Teresa
       Whalen, Attorney, Case # DKC-05-0393, US District Court, Greenbelt, MD,
       February 26.

       Expert Witness, Immigration trial, Daniel Sharp, CARECEN, US Immigration
       Court, Judge Walton, February 3.

2009 Expert Witness, Immigration trial for Salvadoran female fearing persecution by
     MS gang members in El Salvador, Kristen Minger and Laura Wytsma, Attorneys,
     Loeb & Loeb LLP, Los Angeles, CA; US Immigration Court, Judge Rose Peters.

2008 Expert Witness, Immigration trial, Craig Clark, Attorney, White & Case LLP,
     Palo Alto, CA.

       Consultant, Review of LA Anti-Gang Programs, Advancement Project, June 19.

       Expert Witness, Immigration trial, Devon Myers, Attorney, White & Case LLP,
       Los Angeles, CA.

       Expert Witness, Immigration trial, Violet Wallach, Attorney, Sonnenschein, Nath
       & Rosenthal, LLP, Los Angeles.

       Expert Witness, Immigration trial, Jessica Linehan, Attorney, Dorsey & Whitney,
       LLP, Irvine, CA.

2007 Consultant, “The Mara Salvatrucha Gang in the US and El Salvador: A Review
     of Current Knowledge,” DOJ study conducted by Cheryl Maxson, UCI
     Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles, CA; San Salvador, El Salvador.

       Expert Witness, Immigration trial for Guatemalan youth fearing persecution by
       MS gang members in Guatemala, Michael Pappas & A. Violet Wallach,
       Attorneys, Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal LLP, Los Angeles, CA.

       Expert Witness, Immigration trial, Keli M. Reynolds, Attorney, Bustamante &
       Associates LLP, Los Angeles.

2006 Expert Witness, Immigration Court, Diane Mason, Attorney, Dorsey & Whitney
     LLP, San Francisco, CA.




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      Expert Witness, Immigration Court, Steven Allison & Margaret Lyons, Attorneys,
      Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Irvine, CA.

      Expert Witness, Immigration Court, Kathlene Lowe, J.R. Kang & Jessica
      Linehan, Attorneys, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Irvine, CA.


      Expert Witness, Immigration Court, Hearing for Asylum for Honduran youth
      fearing persecution by MS gang members in Honduras, Bryan McGowen,
      Attorney, Law Offices of James M. Byrne, 1374 Pacific Ave., San Francisco, CA
      94109.

2005 Consultant, Civil trial, Jim Odlum, Attorney, Mundell, Odlum & Haws, LLP,
     Westlake Village, CA.

2004 Expert Witness, Criminal trial for an MS gang member, Michelle Mead, Deputy
     PD, Los Angeles Criminal Court, California.

2001 Expert Witness, Murder trial for an MS gang member, Donna Forry, Deputy PD,
     Criminal Court, County of Ventura, California.

1999 Expert Witness, Criminal trial for an MS gang member, Ron Kaye, Federal PD,
     US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Los Angeles, California.

1997 Expert Witness, Deportation hearing for an MS gang member, Tim Everett,
     Attorney, US Court of Appeals, Immigration & Naturalization Service, Los
     Angeles, California.




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