2012 Guggenheim Fellowship Winners Announced

2012 Guggenheim Fellowship Winners Announced

The New York City-based has announced the recipients of this year's .

Chosen from a pool of nearly three thousand applicants, the 181 scholars, artists, and scientists represent fifty-four disciplines and seventy-seven different academic institutions. Fifty-two of the fellows who are unaffiliated or hold adjunct or part-time positions at universities received partial support from the . And as in previous years, the Dorothy Tapper Goldman Foundation provided funding for a fellowship in constitutional studies, which this year was awarded to Asifa Quraishi-Landes, assistant professor at the .

Fellowship winners include Ellen Altfest, visiting artist at ; Tonio Andrade, associate professor of history at ; Faith E. Beasley, professor of French and women's and gender studies at ; Peter U. Clark, professor of geosciences at ; Katharine Coles, professor of English at the and a poet; Ruth Franklin, senior editor at the ; Justin McDaniel, associate professor of religious studies at the ; Judith Pascoe, professor of English at the ; and Alan E. Willner, Steven and Kathryn Sample Chair in engineering at the .

Over almost ninety years, the Guggenheim Foundation has awarded more than $298 million in fellowships to more than 17,300 individuals, including a number of Nobel, Pulitzer, and other prize winners. "These artists and writers, scholars and scientists, represent the best of the best," said Edward Hirsch, the foundation's president. "Since 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has always bet everything on the individual, and we're thrilled to continue the tradition with this wonderfully talented and diverse group."

For a complete list of this year's , visit the Guggenheim Foundation Web site.

"." John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Press Release 04/12/2012.