Current Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellows

Each year the Society admits up to five postdoctoral fellows, who are appointed for two-year terms during which they pursue research and teach three courses over four semesters, with one semester for full-time research.

Ajay Batra


Isaac Blacksin, 2021-23 Postdoctoral Fellow

Isaac Blacksin


Meredith Hall


Ella Klik

Cinema and Media Studies

Jonathan Leal

American Studies and Ethnicity

Diane Oliva, 2020-22 Postdoctoral Fellow Musicology

Diane Oliva


Luísa Reis Castro, 2021-23 Postdoctoral Fellow

Luísa Reis-Castro


Jessica Varner, 2021-23 Postdoctoral Fellow School of Architecture

Jessica Varner


Faculty Fellows

Each year the Society selects tenured professors who represent the highest level of scholarly excellence and achievement in the humanities and humanistic social sciences as faculty fellows. Fellows are appointed for two-year terms.

Daniela Bleichmar

Professor of Art History and History
Director, USC Dornsife Society of Fellows

Jenny Chio

Associate Professor in East Asian Languages & Cultures and Anthropology

Cavan Concannon

Associate Professor of Religion

Alice Echols

Barbra Streisand Professor of Contemporary Gender Studies and Professor of History

Nitin Govil

Associate Professor of Cinematic Arts

Jennifer Petersen

Associate Professor of Communication

Peter Redfield

Robert F. Erburu Chair in Ethics, Globalization and Development and Professor of Anthropology

Elda Maria Román

Associate Professor of English

Hilary Schor

Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Law