By day, Christopher Muniz teaches students the craft of writing at USC Dornsife. By night, he’s dropping beats at sold-out music festivals.
A range of films spanning different eras confronts viewers with the same question: ‘What if all that hard work isn’t really worth it?’
Creative writing PhD candidate Jean Chen Ho talks to Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen about her acclaimed first book, “Fiona and Jane,” and how her research into a violent event in Los Angeles history illuminates today’s spike in anti-Asian racism. [5 min read]
Associate Professor (Teaching) of Writing Indra Mukhopadhyay synthesizes Eastern and Western philosophy in his popular writing classes. [6¼ min read]
Women incarcerated at the California Institution for Women joined a class on memoir writing alongside USC students, facilitating empathy and new perspectives on prison. [4 min read]
Recent Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship recipient and English major Joseph Debaerien gets inspiration for his writing from his fellow travelers. [5 min read]
USC Dornsife professor Jim Clements’ “Writing Across the Aisle” class examines how dialogue — not debate — fosters growth and cooperation even among people with the most different of viewpoints. [4¼ min read]
Freshman colloquium “Together Apart” allows students to gather online to share and discuss their creative and research works, even while dispersed around the globe. [4¼ min read]
Frazier’s debut book, inspired by summers spent delivering pizza while at USC Dornsife, is an ode to life lived on one’s own terms.