Natalia MolinaNATALIA MOLINA has been named a distinguished professor at the University of Southern California. A professor of American studies and ethnicity at the university,  she is the author of two award-winning books on race in the U.S. She holds a bachelor’s in history and women’s studies from the University of California, Los Angeles,  as well as a master’s and Ph.D. in American history from the University of Michigan.