Supporting Scholarship at USC
The CRCC Interdisciplinary Research Group supports scholarship at USC by providing research awards for USC faculty and doctoral candidates, sponsoring working groups, and hosting a a Signature Seminar.
Annual Faculty Research Awards
The Interdisciplinary Research Group will provide up to $10,000 to support faculty research related to religion. To be considered for an award, candidates must meet be USC faculty members (T, TT, or NTT). Funds may not be used for course buy-out or salary, but otherwise are available for any legitimate research purpose, e.g. data collection, travel to archives or conferences, equipment justified by the research project, hiring of research assistants, web design or multimedia support, and expenses for research workshops or other scholarly events.For more information, visit the Annual Faculty Research Award page.
Annual Doctoral Student Research Awards
Each year, the Interdisciplinary Research Group will provide awards up to $5,000 to USC doctoral candidates to advance the study of religion. Candidates must have passed qualifying exams and be engaged in dissertation research and/or writing.For more information, visit the Advanced Doctoral Research Award page.
Faculty Research Fellows
- Vern Bengtson, Davis School of Gerontology
Does religiosity increase with age and nearness to death?
- Daniela Bleichmar, Department of Art History
Religion, Medicine, and Nature in the Sixteenth-Century Hispanic world
- Lynn Dodd, School of Religion
Cooperative Protection of Holy Sites and Heritage as a Means of Diffusing Political Conflict in Jerusalem’s Old City
- Stephen O'Leary, Annenberg School for Communication
Religious Arguments over Environmentalism and Climate Change
- Brady Potts, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Department of Sociology
Public Narratives Around Natural Disaster Response in the United States
Doctoral Research Fellows
- Ellen Dooley, Department of Art History
Remedying the Decline: Art Patronage in Golden Age Seville
- Emilie Garrigou-Kempton, Department of French and Italian
Hysteria in Lourdes and Miracles at the Salpêtrière
- Penny Geng, Department of English
Legal Commentary in John Foxe's The Book of Martyrs
- Alvaro Marquez, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity
Apparitions, Saints and the Intangible: Santo Toribio Romo and Immigrant Tales of a Shared Elsewhere
- Ericka Swensson, Department of History
St. Mildred of Thanet: Biography of a Cult
- George Villanueva,. Annenberg School for Communication
The Making of Belief: A Visual Documentary on the Cultural and Civic Work behind the Annual Santo Niño Ati-Atihan Festival in the Philippines