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Meet USC Dornsife's New Faculty

September 7, 2011

USC Dornsife welcomed 27 new faculty members in the 2011-12 academic year. Hailing from universities around the world, this year’s group of scholars are some of the best and brightest in the nation, bringing with them years of experience and research in a wide range of disciplines.

“The arrival of such a remarkable group of distinguished scholar-teachers demonstrates our continuing commitment to reaching ever higher levels of academic excellence,” said Howard Gillman, dean of USC Dornsife.

The new faculty members join departments including American studies and ethnicity, biological sciences, economics, English, history, linguistics, mathematics, physics and astronomy, political science, psychology and religion.

Their research interests range from Islamic and Near Eastern studies to microbiology in extreme geochemical environments. The group includes an award-winning writer; a world-renowned expert on the U.S. Supreme Court; a former USC Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow; and a social historian who will found the USC Center for Japanese Religions and Culture in USC Dornsife.

Read more about USC Dornsife’s new faculty at dornsife.usc.edu/new-faculty-2011-12

 

Jan Amend
Earth Sciences
and Biological Sciences

Brian Bernards
East Asian Languages and Cultures

Juan De Lara
American Studies and Ethnicity

Dion Dickman
Biological Sciences

Ian Ehrenreich
Biological Sciences

Lee Epstein
Law and Political Science

Kate Flint
English and Art History

G. Clinton Godart
History

Olivia Harrison
French and Italian

Christoph Haselwandter
Physics and Astronomy

Khalil Iskarous
Linguistics

Sherman Jackson
Religion, and American Studies and Ethnicity

Karen Jesney
Linguistics

Shieva Kleinschmidt
Philosophy

Yilmaz Kocer
Economics

Aaron Lauda
Mathematics

Karen Lewis
Philosophy

Megan Luke
Art History

Henrike Moll
Psychology

Rhacel Salazar Parreñas
Sociology

Fabien Pinaud
Biological Sciences

David Treuer
English

Gabriel Uzquiano
Philosophy

Guillaume Vandenbroucke
Economics

Ralph Wedgwood
Philosophy

Duncan Williams
Religion

Chao Zhang
Chemistry