The has announced its 2016 class of fellows. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were selected from a group of nearly three thousand applicants.
One hundred and seventy-five fellowships (including three joint fellowships) were awarded to scholars, artists, and scientists representing fifty disciplines and seventy-one academic institutions; sixty-seven fellows have no academic affiliation or hold an adjunct or part-time position at a university. Hailing from twenty-seven states, the District of Columbia, and two Canadian provinces, this year's fellows range in age from thirty-one to eighty-four. As in past years, the is providing supplemental support for fellows with no formal academic affiliation, while the Dorothy Tapper Goldman Foundation is underwriting the fellowship in constitutional studies.
This year's fellows include choreographer Camille A. Brown, modern culture and media scholar Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, physicist Karin A. Dahmen, artist Bruce M. Gagnier, anthropologist Susan Greenhalg, writer Laila Lalami, literary critic and poet Fred Moten, African Studies scholar Derek R. Peterson, environmental and critical human geography scholar Laura Pulido, composer Juri Seo, and poet and writer Brian Turner.
"These artists and writers, scholars and scientists, represent the best of the best," said Guggenheim Foundation president Edward Hirsch. "Each year since 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has bet everything on the individual, and we're thrilled to continue to do so with this wonderfully talented and diverse group. It's an honor to be able to support these individuals to do the work they were meant to do."
For a complete list of the 2016 , see the Guggenheim Foundation website.