Congratulations to the 2012 Guggenheim Fellows

The Guggenheim Fellowships have recently been announced. Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. (text from John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation web site).

Apparently, they also have exceptional taste in publishers as the list reads like a who’s who of academic book publishing (see the University of Chicago Press’s congratulatory note here). We are delighted to find among their ranks several of our recently published or forthcoming authors.


Creative Arts – Poetry

Kathleen Graber

Kathleen Graber is an Assistant Professor of English in The Creative Writing Program at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is the author of The Eternal City which was a finalist for The National Book Award, The National Book Critics Circle Award, and the winner of The Library of Virginia Literary Award for Poetry.

Humanities – Classics

Melissa Lane

Melissa Lane is professor of politics at Princeton University and author of Eco-Republic: What the Ancients Can Teach Us about Ethics, Virtue, and Sustainable Living.

Humanities – English Literature

Jonathan Lamb

Jonathan Lamb is the Andrew W. Mellon Chair of the Humanities at Vanderbilt University and author of
The Things Things Say

Humanities – Intellectual & Cultural History

Dagmar Herzog

Dagmar Herzog is Professor of History and the Daniel Rose Faculty Scholar at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is author of Sex after Fascism: Memory and Morality in Twentieth-Century Germany which received an Honorable Mention for the 2005 Bonnie and Vern L. Bullough Award.

Humanities – Music and Dance Research

Carol J. Oja

Carol J. Oja is William Powell Mason Professor of Music at Harvard University and is editor of Aaron Copland and His World (co-edited with Judith Tick).

Humanities – Philosophy

Stephen Yablo

Stephen Yablo is Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT and will be the author of a forthcoming book based on the Hempel Lectures he gave at Princeton in the Philosophy Dept..

Natural Sciences – Organismic Biology & Ecology

Laura Landweber

Laura Landweber is a Professor of Biology in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. She is editor of Genetics and the Extinction of Species: DNA and the Conservation of Biodiversity (Co-edited with Andrew P. Dobson).

Natural Sciences – Physics

Robert P. Kirshner

Robert P. Kirshner is Clowes Professor of Science at Harvard University and is author of The Extravagant Universe: Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Cosmos.

Natural Sciences – Science Writing

Janna Levin

Janna Levin is a theoretical physicist and a writer. She is author of How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space.

Social Sciences – Anthropology & Cultural Studies

John R. Bowen

John R. Bowen is the Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. His books include Why the French Don’t Like Headscarves: Islam, the State, and Public Space, Can Islam Be French?: Pluralism and Pragmatism in a Secularist State, and Islam, Law and Equality in Indonesia. .

Kristen R. Ghodsee

Kristen Ghodsee is associate professor of gender and women’s studies at Bowdoin College. She is author of Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe: Gender, Ethnicity, and the Transformation of Islam in Postsocialist Bulgaria which won the 2011 William A. Douglass Prize in Europeanist Anthropology, Society for the Anthropology of Europe, American Anthropological Association, 2011 Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, the 2011 John D. Bell Memorial Book Prize, Bulgarian Studies Association, and the 2010 Heldt Prize for the best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women’s studies, Association for Women in Slavic Studies.

Bruce Grant

Bruce Grant is Professor of Anthropology at New York University and author of In the Soviet House of Culture: A Century of Perestroikas.

Social Sciences – Economics

John H. Cochrane

John H. Cochrane is the AQR Capital Management Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and author of
Asset Pricing

Social Sciences – European and Latin American History

Tonio Andrade

Tonio Andrade is associate professor of history at Emory University and is author of Lost Colony: The Untold Story of China’s First Great Victory over the West.

Social Sciences – Political Science

John Aldrich

John H. Aldrich is the Pfizer-Pratt University Professor of Political Science at Duke University and co-editor with Kathleen M. McGraw of Improving Public Opinion Surveys: Interdisciplinary Innovation and the American National Election Studies.

ps — I’ve tried to be as thorough as possible, but if I have missed one of our authors, please let me know (