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.


Cavan Concannon

2020–2022 Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor of Religion

Alice Echols

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

Ruth Ezra, 2020-22 Postdoctoral Fellow

Ruth Ezra

20202022 Postdoctoral Fellow, Art History

Christian Flow, 2020-22 Postdoctoral Fellow

Christian Flow

2020–2022 Postdoctoral Fellow, Classics

Kit Heintzman

2021 Postdoctoral Fellow, History

Jonathan Leal

2020–2022 Postdoctoral Fellow, American Studies and Ethnicity

Diane Oliva, 2020-22 Postdoctoral Fellow Musicology

Diane Oliva

2020–2022 Postdoctoral Fellow, Musicology

Peter Redfield

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

Elda María Román

2020–2022 Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor of English