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 36 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.



David Albertson

2022–2024 Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor of Religion

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Christine Garnier

2022–2024 Postdoctoral Fellow, Art History


Anne Goldgar

2023–2024 Faculty Fellow, Garrett and Anne Van Hunnick Chair in European History and Professor of History


Erin Graff Zivin

2022–2024 Faculty Fellow; 2023–2024 Acting Director
Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature


Jane Hu

2023–2024 Postdoctoral Fellow, English


Kalyani Jayasankar

2022–2024 Postdoctoral Fellow, Sociology

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Henry Jenkins

2022–2024 Faculty Fellow
Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education


Colleen McQuillen

2022–2024 Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures


Eduardo Romero Dianderas

2023–2024 Postdoctoral Fellow, Anthropology

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Naomi Sussman

2022–2024 Postdoctoral Fellow, History


Karen Tongson

2023–2024 Faculty Fellow
Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, English and American Studies and Ethnicity


Cori Tucker-Price

2022–2024 Postdoctoral Fellow, Religion