About the CPD Research Fellowship Program

In August 2009, the Center launched a new fellowship program designed to support and publicize the work of scholars and practitioners of public diplomacy. Selected from a competitive pool of international applicants by a review committee, the CPD Research Fellows will each oversee a substantive research project that will yield at least two outputs, including one publication for the CPD Perspectives on Public Diplomacy series. The second output could consist of a blog series for the CPD Blog, or another type of product which the Fellow develops with CPD. Three non-resident fellows will be named every year, each serving a two-year term. The selected candidates will each receive a $2,000 stipend awarded at the successful completion of the fellowship.

We will begin accepting applications for the 2024-26 fellowship term this summer through the deadline to apply, November 26, 2023. Selection will be made by early 2024. If you have any questions, please contact cpd@usc.edu with "ATTN: CPD Research Fellowship Application" in the subject line.

*Please note that USC students and faculty are ineligible for the CPD Research Fellowship.

Current CPD Research Fellows

Alistair Somerville
CPD Research Fellow, 20232025
Independent Researcher
CPD Project: “The United Nations’ Public Diplomacy in Donor Countries”

Kristin Anabel Eggeling
CPD Research Fellow, 20232025
Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen
CPD Project: “Diplomatic mimes: Big tech, digital regulation and mimetic diplomatic practice”

Anna Popkova
CPD Research Fellow, 20232025
Associate Professor, Western Michigan University
CPD Project: “Political Dissent as Non-State Public Diplomacy”

Noé Cornago
CPD Research Fellow, 20232025
Associate Professor, University of the Basque Country
CPD Project: “Hegemonic Transition Through Communication? Evolving Narratives and Interplay Between Material and Ideational Elements in USA-China Diplomatic Incidents (1990-2020)”

Kyle Long
CPD Research Fellow, 20222024
Senior Director, Organizational Strategy & Change, Northwestern University
CPD Project: “Greater American Higher Education”

Dmitry Chernobrov
CPD Research Fellow, 20222024
Associate Professor, Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield
CPD Project: "Strategic Humor and Post-Truth Public Diplomacy"

Alina Dolea
CPD Research Fellow, 20222024
Principal Academic in Media, Communication and Politics, Bournemouth University
CPD Project: "Diaspora diplomacy, emotions and disruption" 

Shearon Roberts
CPD Research Fellow, 20212023
Associate Professor of Mass Communication, Xavier University of Louisiana
CPD Project: "City Diplomacy in Advancing Black Racial Solidarity: Opportunities and Implications in the Wake of Social Justice Movements."

Yoav Dubinsky
CPD Research Fellow, 20212023
Instructor of Sports Business, University of Oregon
CPD Project: "Sport-Tech Diplomacy in the Tokyo Olympic Games."


To view all CPD Research Fellowship projects, click here.

For a list of past CPD Research Fellows, click here.