Director and Staff

Director

Assistant to the Director

Vanessa Schwartz
Professor
History, Art History
and Critical Studies
Christopher J. McGeorge
USC Dornsife Doctoral Fellow, Art History                                                       
 

Executive Committee

   
Daniela Bleichmar
Associate Professor of Art History and History
Kate Flint
Provost Professor of English and Art History
Akira Mizuta Lippit
Professor of Cinematic Arts, Comparative Literature, and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Nancy Lutkehaus
Professor of Anthropology, Gender Studies and Political Science

James McHugh
Assistant Professor of Religion
Amy Ogata
Professor of Art History
Ann Marie Yasin
Associate Professor of Classics and Art History
   

Advisory Comittee

     

David Albertson
Assistant Professor of Religion 

Sarah Banet-Weiser
Professor of Communications and American Studies and Ethnicity
Leo Braudy
University Professor and Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American Literature and Professor of English and History
Meiling Cheng
Associate professor of Critical Studies and English
Phil Ethington
Professor of History
Macarena Gómez-Barris
Associate Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity
Julian Gutierrez-Albilla
Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature 
Suzanne Hudson
Assistant Professor of Art History
Amelia Jones
Visiting Professor of Critical Studies, Roski School of Art and Design 
Megan R. Luke
Assistant Professor of Art History
Tara McPherson
Associate professor of critical studies and gender studies
Panivong Norindr
Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature
Michael Renov
Professor, School of Cinematic Arts
Vice Dean of Academic Affairs 
Alison Dundes Renteln 
Professor of Political Science, Law, Public Policy, and Anthropology

Steve Ross
Professor of History
Laura Isabel Serna
Assistant Professor,
School of Cinematic Arts
Bruce Smith
Dean's Professor of English
Samuel Steinberg
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese 
Sherry Velasco
Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Gender Studies
   

Affiliated Faculty

   
Lisa Bitel
Professor of History and Religion
Jason Hill
Janet Hoskins
Professor of Anthropology and Religion
Priya Jaikumar
Associate Professor,
School of Cinematic Arts
Kara Keeling
Associate Professor of Critical Studies and American Studies and Ethnicity
Susan McCabe
Professor of English

 

Affiliated Post-Docs
Samantha Burton
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in Art History 
Gina Greene
USC Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar in the Humanities 
Atia Sattar
Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Comparative Literature
James Thomas
USC Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar in the Humanities 
Justin Underhill
USC-Mellon Digital Humanities Fellow
   
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