The USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities launched in 2016, inviting the first cohort of postdoctoral and faculty fellows to join our intellectual community. Since the launch, the Society of Fellows has hosted 33 emerging postdoctoral scholars with the support of 34 dedicated faculty fellows. Our alumni are listed below by cohort cycle and alphabetically.

Previous to the establishment of the Society of Fellows in 2016, the USC Office of the Provost supported two-year postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities. The recipients of those fellowships are listed here.


Gian-Maria Annovi

2018–2020 Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature

Elizabeth Currid-Halkett

2018–2019; 2020–2021 Faculty Fellow, Professor, James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning

Kathryn Dickason

2018–2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, Religion

Christopher Findeisen 

2017–2019 Postdoctoral Fellow, English

Christopher Fleming

2018–2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, Religion

Kate Flint

2018–2020 Faculty Fellow, Provost Professor of Art History and English

Mostafa Hussein

2017–2019 Postdoctoral Fellow, Religion

Rebecca Lemon

2018–2020 Faculty Fellow, Professor of English

Jason Nguyen

2017–2019 Postdoctoral Fellow, Art History

Nathan Perl-Rosenthal

2018–2020 Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor of History, Spatial Sciences and Law

Sayd Randle

2018–2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, Anthropology

Thomas Seifrid

2018–2020 Director, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Nayan Shah

2018–2020 Faculty Fellow, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity and History

Sara Sligar

2018–2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, English

Monica Solomon

2017–2019 Postdoctoral Fellow, Philosophy

Aaron Wile

2017–2019 Postdoctoral Fellow, Art History