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.



Mike Ananny

20192021 Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism

Alice Baumgartner

20192021 Postdoctoral Fellow, History


Daniela Bleichmar

2020–2023 Director, USC Dornsife Society of Fellows
Professor of Art History and History


Cavan Concannon

2020–2022 Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor of Religion


Elizabeth Currid-Halkett

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

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Alice Echols

2020–2022 Faculty Fellow, Barbra Streisand Professor of Contemporary Gender Studies and Professor of History and Gender and Sexuality Studies

Christian Flow, 2020-22 Postdoctoral Fellow

Christian Flow

2020–2022 Postdoctoral Fellow, Classics

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

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Aniko Imre

20192021 Faculty Fellow, Professor of Cinematic Arts


Jonathan Leal

2020–2022 Postdoctoral Fellow, American Studies and Ethnicity


Lydie Moudileno

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

Diane Oliva, 2020-22 Postdoctoral Fellow Musicology

Diane Oliva

2020–2022 Postdoctoral Fellow, Musicology


Ayesha Omer

20202021 Postdoctoral Fellow, Cinema and Media Studies

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Peter Redfield

2020–2022 Faculty Fellow, Robert F. Erburu Chair in Ethics, Globalization and Development and Professor of Anthropology

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Elda María Román

2020–2022 Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor of English


Ashanti Shih

20192021 Postdoctoral Fellow, History