USC Society of
Fellows in the Humanities

Application for 2022-2024 Opens Monday, October 4, 2021
The deadline to submit is 5pm PST Friday, December 3, 2021.
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An interdisciplinary community that
supports advanced research in the humanities

The USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities is an interdisciplinary community that supports advanced research by postdoctoral fellows and faculty members, promoting intellectual exchange and interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

Fellows meet regularly in formal and informal settings to present and discuss advanced scholarly research. Postdoctoral fellows are affiliated with the Society as well as with a USC department of their choice, and have faculty mentors in both. Postdoctoral fellows in the humanities engage with each other as well as humanities departments, institutes, and centers at USC and in the broader Los Angeles area.

Recent Events

Center for Law, History, and Culture Workshops Presents "Hives of Subtlety: Abolition and the Aesthetics of Slave Conspiracy, 1800–1809," by Ajay Batra

October 20, 2021, 12pm

Ajay Batra is a 2021-2023 USC Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellow in English. He is a literary and cultural historian working at the intersection of early American studies, Black studies, and slavery studies. His research illuminates the heterodox visions of liberation and of the good life that Atlantic African diasporans generated during early modernity and the Age of Revolutions.Fellow

How to Apply for an External Fellowship: Ask the Review Committee

October 21, 2021, 12pm

A conversation about applying for external grants and fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, providing insights into the perspectives of review committees. Three presenters will provide brief comments and answer questions from the audience. Attendants outside of USC are welcome.

A (Future) Ecology of History: Global Health, National Science, and Modified Mosquitos in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Luísa Reis-Castro

October 25, 2021, 12pm

Luísa Reis-Castro, 2021-2023 USC Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology. hosted by USC’s Anthropology Department and affiliated with the USC Dornsife Center on Science, Technology and Public Life. She earned her Ph.D. in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Drawing on her interdisciplinary training, Reis-Castro examines relations between health, science, and the environment in an interdependent, unequal world ever more affected by human activity.

Application Info

The Application for the 2022-24 cycle opens at 5pm on Monday, October 4, 2021. In the meantime, please review our Eligibility requirements and other application information.

"How To" Series

An ongoing series of workshops on how to do what we do. In collaboration with the USC Levan Institute for the Humanities. Topics are selected by current SofH postdoctoral and faculty fellows.

Current Fellows

Get to know our current postdoctoral and faculty fellows.

Join the Society of Fellows

The application for the 2022-24 cycle opens October 4, 2021.