USC Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute

Vanessa Griffith Osborne

Vanessa Osborne

Assistant Professor (Teaching), The Writing Program

  • 2007: Ph.D., English with Graduate Emphasis in Critical Theory, University of California, Irvine
  • 2002: M.A., English, University of California, Irvine
  • 1996: B.A., English, with Departmental Honors, magna cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles

Vanessa Osborne, Ph.D., is a assistant professor (teaching) at the University of Southern California and teaches in the USC Writing Program. Her academic interests include 20th century American literature and popular culture, and she has published essays on shop windows in Theodore Dreiser’s “Sister Carrie” and the organization of space and labor in Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain.”

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