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

Luísa Reis Castro, 2021-23 Postdoctoral Fellow

Luísa Reis-Castro


Jessica Varner, 2021-23 Postdoctoral Fellow School of Architecture

Jessica Varner


Mengdie Zhao

East Asian Languages and Cultures

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

David Albertson

Associate Professor of Religion

Jenny Chio

Associate Professor in East Asian Languages & Cultures and Anthropology

Erin Graff Zivin

Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature

Nitin Govil

Associate Professor of Cinematic Arts

Henry Jenkins

Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education

Colleen McQuillen

Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Jennifer Petersen

Associate Professor of Communication

Hilary Schor

Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Law