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 29 emerging postdoctoral scholars with the support of 30 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.


Mike Ananny

20192021 Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism

Alice Baumgartner

20192021 Postdoctoral Fellow, History

Elizabeth Currid-Halkett

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

Ruth Ezra, 2020-22 Postdoctoral Fellow

Ruth Ezra

20202022 Postdoctoral Fellow, Art History

Andrew Griebeler

20192021 Postdoctoral Fellow, Art History

Kit Heintzman

2021 Postdoctoral Fellow, History

Suzanne Hudson

20192021 Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor of Art History and Fine Arts

Aniko Imre

20192021 Faculty Fellow, Professor of Cinematic Arts

Lydie Moudileno

20192021 Faculty Fellow, Marion Frances Chevalier Professor of French and Professor of French and American Studies and Ethnicity

Ayesha Omer

20202021 Postdoctoral Fellow, Cinema and Media Studies

Ashanti Shih

20192021 Postdoctoral Fellow, History