Susan Bell is USC Dornsife's senior writer. She covers a wide variety of USC Dornsife-related news from research to the humanities and is a contributing features writer for USC Dornsife Magazine. An internationally published journalist, she has written extensively on French politics and culture for The Times of London, The Sunday Telegraph and The Sunday Times. Her articles have also been published in Wallpaper, Marie-Claire and The Los Angeles Times. Interests include architecture, design, history and photography.
Stories by Susan Bell:
In memoriam: María Elena Martínez-López, 47
A pioneer in the field of Latin American history, the associate professor's scholarship transformed the study of Mexico.
Kids learn secrets to astronauts’ health, thanks to JEP students
Young Scientists Program helps elementary pupils find out about staying healthy and fit in space.
USC graduate among ‘40 Under 40: Latinos in American Politics’
Sam Jammal is one of only a handful of Latinos to serve as a chief of staff on Capitol Hill.
USC institute opens a window to the Old West
A unique resource for scholarly research on history and culture, The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West celebrates its 10th anniversary.
A singer’s fame and fortune lead to philanthropy
A musical star with a social conscience, alumnus Aloe Blacc is determined to use his talents for social change.
A jester brings laughter and a love of reading to children
The Joint Educational Project teams up with a nonprofit to offer elementary school students a literacy program.
Former football star turns a setback into success
Forced to give up the game after a neck injury, motivational speaker Thomas Williams urges people to pursue their dreams in his new book.
GeoHealth specialty blends the best of two programs
Spatial Sciences Institute and Keck School of Medicine launch a new track as part of online Master of Public of Health degree.
Mentors inspire mentees to spread their wings
USC Dornsife’s Gateway Internship Program gives undergraduates valuable insight into their careers.
Schwarz honored for excellence in social psychology research
Provost Professor focuses on human judgment and cognition, including the interplay of feeling and thinking.
Perloff to receive Humanities Medal for body of work
The prolific writer will be honored for her impact on the landscape of contemporary poetry.
In memoriam: Richard F. Thompson, 84
The internationally recognized behavioral neuroscientist spent a half-century on memory research — and developed USC Dornsife’s neuroscience research program.
Undergrads look for an academic edge
A newly launched program offers insights on career development through a series of informative workshops.
Mark Wyland joins Unruh Institute as legislator-in-residence
The state senator will mentor students and offer analysis during upcoming political campaigns.
The islands are her oyster
Alumna enjoys idyllic life as a pearl biologist in the middle of the Pacific.
Freshmen get familiar with campus — and spatial technology
The university's newest students take part in Welcome Week's first GeoScavenge event.
Meet the 2014 Provost Postdoctoral Scholars
Built to foster strength in an array of disciplines, the humanities program brings on six exceptional scholars this semester.
In memoriam: Gerald Bakus, 79
Beloved by students for his encyclopedic knowledge of flora and fauna, the professor had a career at USC Dornsife that spanned more than 50 years.
How do their gardens grow?
Sociologist offers insights into the ways diverse global migration and lush landscapes shape society.
Messner awarded for his mentorship skills
USC sociologist nominated by doctoral students calls it his most satisfying honor.
USC alums use virtual reality to treat anxiety disorders
Using software developed at USC, the friends draw on wartime experiences to help patients with PTSD.
Manahan returns to his roots
USC biologist is named an honorary fellow of the Welsh university where he earned his doctorate.
Dubai: a city rolling in oil … and forced labor
USC students connect with migrant workers coping with cramped quarters, minimal wages and legal servitude.
Are legislators motivated by racial bias?
A USC study shows state legislators in favor of voter ID laws are driven by racial bias.