Amy Braden

Program Manager
Amy Braden
Email Office SOS 254 Office Phone (213) 740-4753


Amy Braden is Associate Director of the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute and Director of Programs for the USC Mellon Humanities in a Digital World and USC Mellon Humanities and the University of the Future grants. She received a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Southern California in 2010. Her research focuses on early modern performance, sport, and gender studies. Her current book project examines the negotiation of categories of gender in public stories about women running. Dr. Braden has twenty years experience teaching undergraduate and graduate literature and writing courses; as a graduate student, she received the USC University Excellence in Teaching Award. In her multiple roles at USC, she works with postdoctoral fellows in the Humanities, digital humanities projects, and initiatives for communicating the value of humanities research to public audiences.


  • Ph.D. English, University of Southern California, 1/2010
  • M.A. English, University of Southern California, 2001
  • B.A. English, Loyola Marymount University, 1999
  • Other Employment

    • Associate Director, Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute , University of Southern California, 2010
    • Director of Programs, Mellon Humanities in a Digital World, University of Southern California, 2013
    • USC Chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2021
    • English Department Merit Fellowship, 2007-2008
    • EMSI USC Huntington Fellowship, 2006-2007