SLAB, the Spatial Analysis Lab at USC Price, aims to advance the visualization of trans-disciplinary knowledge for public service through research, public engagement, and teaching.

Our research experiments with developing alternative cartographies and exploring their potential roles in society, endeavoring to create knowledge and narratives that support an increasingly inclusive city. Aligned with Price’s commitment to social justice and equity, the various activities of SLAB focus on bringing creativity and a humanistic attention to marginalized peoples and places.

And, SLAB does its work with others. Situated in a university with unique strengths, we focus on promoting research collaboration within and outside Price. 


Annette M. Kim, Director of SLAB


Scott Mahoy, Creative Director

Heidi Blackledge Ross, Operations Manager

Samirita Dabade

Samirita DabadeResearch Assistant

Clemens Pilgram

Clemens PilgramResearch Assistant

Michael ChiangResearch Assistant

Thu Nguyen

Thu NguyenResearch Assistant

Luis GutierrezResearch Assistant

Current Research Associates


Jonathan Crisman, Assistant Professor of Public Humanities, University of Arizona

Sonja Lanehart

Sonja L. Lanehart, Professor of Linguistics and Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, University of Arizona

Bryan Carter

Bryan Carter Associate Professor, Africana Studies, University of Arizona
Director, Center for Digital Humanities

Andrew Eisenlohr

Andrew Eisenlohr

Arthur Acolin

Arthur Acolin, Assistant Professor, Department of Real Estate, University of Washington

Past USC SLAB members:
Ayesha Mayagoitia
Julia Harten
Jonathan Crisman
Matthew Miller
Jan Chantarasompoth
Wendy Chung
Byoungjun Kim
Arthur Acolin
Kristy H.A. Kang, Associate Director
Quan Yuan

Tiffany Chu
Courtney Sung