The 1998 John Simon Guggenheim fellowship award went to 168 artists, scholars and scientists. This year's fellowship awards totaled $5,376,000. Here are the winners and the topics of their works in progress.


African Studies

Eileen Julien, Professor of French and Comparative Literature,
Indiana University at Bloomington, Modernity as theme and practice in African literatures

American Literature

Paul Kane, Associate Professor of English, Vassar College, A critical re-evaluation of Emerson's poetry

Lyle Leverich, Scholar, San Rafael, California, A biography of
Tennessee Williams

Architecture and Design

Patricia Waddy, Professor of Architecture, Syracuse University, The Del Bufalo buildings in Rome

British History

A. Roger Ekirch, Professor of History, Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and State University, Night in times past


Sarah B. Pomeroy, Distinguished Professor of Classics, Hunter
College, City University of New York, Spartan women

James Romm, Visiting Associate Professor of Classics, Fordham University, Ancient Greek views of India and their influence

Dance Studies

Ann Hutchinson Guest, Director, Language of Dance Centre,
London, England; Consultant, Laban Centre, London,
Advanced Labanotation

East Asian Studies

Susan J. Napier, Associate
Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture, University of Texas
at Austin, A cultural investigation into Japanese animation

English Literature

Richard Dellamora, Professor of English and Cultural Studies and Acting Director, Graduate
Program in Methodologies, Trent University, Citizenship in the
Victorian novel

David Riggs, Professor of English, Stanford University, A life of Christopher Marlowe

Henry Staten, Professor of
English and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, University of Utah, The transvaluation of values in the English novel

Film and Video Studies

Larry Gross, Sol Worth Professor of Communication, Annenberg School of Communication,
University of Pennsylvania,
Lesbians, gay men, and the media

Tom Gunning, Professor of Art History, University of Chicago, The early detective film

Linda Williams, Professor of Film Studies and Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley, American racial melodrama

Fine Arts Research

Hal Foster, Professor of Modern Art, Princeton University,
Definitions of artistic medium
and aesthetic field in modernism

Eloise Quiñones Keber, Professor of Art History, Baruch College
and The Graduate School, City University of New York,
A reassessment of Aztec art

Jeffrey Chipps Smith, Professor of Art History, University of Texas at Austin, Jesuits and the art of the early Catholic Reformation in

Nancy J. Troy, Professor of Art History, University of Southern California, Fashion and the
marketing of modernism


Lee Haring, Professor of English, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; Adjunct Professor of Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania, The ethnography of interpretive communities

French History

Lenard R. Berlanstein, Professor of History, University of Virginia, French theatre women in the 18th and 19th centuries

Suzanne Desan, Associate Professor of History, University of
Wisconsin-Madison, Family law, gender, and politics in revolutionary France
James R. Farr, Professor of
History, Purdue University, The Giroux affair and the law in
17th-century France

Carla Hesse, Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley, Women, literature, and politics in the era of the French Revolution

Elisabeth Weber, Associate
Professor of Germanic, Slavic, and Semitic Studies, University of
California, Santa Barbara, French philosophy and psychoanalysis
and the Shoah

German History

Mary Lindemann, Professor of History, Carnegie Mellon
University, Crime, identity, and politics in Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1650-1815

Joachim Neugroschel, Writer
and Translator, Belle Harbor,
New York, Translation of
S. Ansky's writings

Jane O. Newman, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of California,Irvine,
The disciplinary formation of
Renaissance and early modern studies


Barbara Weinstein, Professor of History, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Regionalism in Sao Paulo and the formation of Brazilian national identity

History of Science and Technology

Bruce C. Berndt, Professor of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Ramanujan's lost notebook

Maurice A. Finocchiaro,
Distinguished Professor of
Philosophy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, A critical history of the Galileo affair, 1633-1992

Intellectual and Cultural History

Kathy Eden, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, Tradition and intellectual property in the Adages of Erasmus

Jay Winter, Reader in Modern History, University of Cambridge, England, Albert Kahn and
the face of humanity

Italian History

Steven A. Epstein, Professor of History, University of Colorado
at Boulder, The language of
Italian slavery

Teodolinda Barolini, Professor
of Italian, Columbia University, The Italian lyric from
Giacomo to Dante

Latin American History

Frank Salomon, Professor of Anthropology, University of
Andean writing systems


Alan S. Prince, Professor of
Linguistics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, Investigations
in Optimality Theory

Literary Criticism

Judith Butler, Professor of Rhetoric and Comparative
Literature, University of California, Berkeley,
The politics of kinship

Medieval History

Robin Chapman Stacey, Associate Professor of History and Adjunct Associate Professor of Women's Studies, University of Washington, The performance of law in early Ireland

Jody Enders, Professor of French, University of California, Santa
Barbara, The social context
of medieval French drama

Michael W. Herren, Professor
of Classics and Humanities,
York University; Adjunct Professor of Medieval Studies, University
of Toronto, The mythographic
tradition in antiquity and
the Middle Ages

Music Research

Scott G. Burnham, Associate
Professor of Music, Princeton
University, Mozart, Schubert,
and the music of
Romantic subjectivity

Near Eastern Studies

Abdellah Hammoudi, Bayard Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Professor of Anthropology, and Director, Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, Princeton University,
The pilgrimage to Mecca
as a ritual process


Frances Myrna Kamm, Professor of Philosophy, New York University; Visiting Professor
of Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles,
Error theories and nonconsequentialism

Photography Studies

Elizabeth Anne McCauley,
Professor of Art, University of Massachusetts at Boston,
Photography and the art-historical imagination, 1839-1939


Paula Richman, Irvin E. Houck Professor in the Humanities, Oberlin College, The Ramayana in the political discourse of
Madras, 1902-1973

Renaissance History

Paula Findlen, Associate Professor of Italian History, Stanford
University, Women and science in 18th-century Italy

Russian History

Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter,
Associate Professor of History, California State Polytechnic
University, Theatre and society in imperial Russia

Slavic Literature

Svetlana Boym, Professor of
Slavic and Comparative Literature,
Harvard University, Nostalgia
and post-Communist memory

Clare Cavanagh, Associate
Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Poetry and power in modern Russia and Poland

South Asian Studies

Mattison Mines, Professor of Anthropology, University
of California, Santa Barbara,
The social history of individuality
in south India

United States History

Richard D. Brown, Professor of History, University of Connecticut, Family violence and
community justice in the early American republic

John D'Emilio, Professor
of History, University of North
Carolina at Greensboro,
A biography of Bayard Rustin

Candace Falk, Editor and
Director, The Emma Goldman Papers, University of California, Berkeley. Essays on Emma Goldman

Timothy J. Gilfoyle, Associate Professor of History, Loyola
University of Chicago, George Appo and the urban underworld
of 19th-century America

John F. Kasson, Professor of
History and Adjunct Professor of American Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
The white male body and the crisis of modernity in America, 1893-1917

Nelson Lichtenstein, Professor
of History, University of Virginia,
A history of the United States,


Anthropology and Cultural Studies

Peter T. Ellison, Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University, Ecological constraints on human reproduction

Alma Gottlieb, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaig,
West African infant-care practices

Bambi B. Schieffelin, Professor
of Anthropology, New York
University, A cultural study of Kaluli language

Michael T. Taussig,
Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University, The folklore
of justice in Colombia


Kenneth Rogoff, Charles and Marie Robertson Professor of
International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and
International Affairs, Princeton University, Strategic aspects of
international macroeconomic policy

Christina D. Romer, Class of 1957-Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, The successes and failures of American macroeconomic policy in the 20th century

Michael Woodford, Professor of Economics, Princeton University, Monetary policy without money

Geography and Environmental Studies

Richard Wright, Professor of Geography, Dartmouth College, Immigrants and the rhetoric of assimilation


Richard H. Weisberg,
Floersheimer Professor of
Constitutional Law, Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University,
The privatization of public discourse

Political Science

Paul Pierson, Professor of
Government, Harvard University, Temporal processes in politics


Gilles R. Fauconnier, Professor of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego, Conceptual integration

Daniel L. Schacter, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, Constructive memory and the brain

Nicola Beisel, Associate Professor of Sociology and Acting Director, Program in American Studies, Northwestern University,
Race and the politics of abortion
in America

Mauro F. Guillén, Assistant Professor of Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Business, labor,
and globalization in Argentina, South Korea, and Spain

Emanuel A. Schegloff,
Professor of Sociology,
University of California,
Los Angeles, Practices and structures of conversation


Applied Mathematics

Demetrios Christodoulou, Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University,Black holes and space-time singularities

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Mitchell C. Begelman, Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary
Sciences, Joint Institute for
Laboratory Astrophysics,
University of Colorado at Boulder, Demography of black-hole spin

Christopher F. McKee, Professor of Physics and Astronomy,
University of California, Berkeley, The evolution of the interstellar medium of disk galaxies

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Barbara Kathryn Burgess, Professor of Molecular Biology
and Biochemistry, University of California, Irvine, Gated proton and electron transfer reactions

Sabeeha Merchant, Professor of Biochemistry, University of
California, Los Angeles, Assembly of protein complexes in biological membranes

Thomas V. O'Halloran, Dow Chemical Company Research
Professor and Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry,
Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology, Northwestern University, Studies of metal-chaperone proteins

Donald B. Oliver, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Wesleyan University, The mechanism of SecA membrane penetration

Neil H. Shubin, Associate Professor of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, The origin of evolutionary novelty Sidney Strickland, Leading Professor of Pharmacology, State University of New York
at Stony Brook, The role of proteases in wiring the central nervous system

Susan Strome, Professor of
Biology, Indiana University at Bloomington, The roles of
microtubule motors in early
embryo development

Biology, Ecology and Plant Science

Jody Hey, Associate Professor
of Microbiology and Genetics, Nelson Biological Laboratories, Rutgers University, Piscataway,
The genetics of speciation

Raymond B. Huey, Professor
of Zoology, University of
Washington, Success and death
of mountaineers on the high peaks of the Himalayas

Russell K. Monson,
Professor of Biology,
University of Colorado at Boulder, Biospheric controls
over atmospheric chemistry


Christopher A. Reed, Professor
of Chemistry, University of
Southern California, Studies of novel carbon-based materials

Robert G. Bergman, Professor
of Chemistry, University of
California, Berkeley, Development of new transition-metal catalyzed reactions

William M. Gelbart, Professor
of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los
Angeles, Phenomenological theory of model DNA, proteins, and cell membranes

Computer Science

Jin-Yi Cai, Professor
of Computer Science and Director of Graduate Studies, State University of
New York at Buffalo,
complexity theory

Earth Sciences

Don L. Anderson, Professor of Geo- physics, California Institute of Technology, T
he internal Earth system

John G. Sclater, Professor
of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University
of California, San Diego, Studies in the tectonic history
of the Indian Ocean


Pallab K. Bhattacharya, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Photon localization in semiconductor heterostructures

Salvatore Torquato, Professor
of Engineering, Princeton
University, Biological materials and growth processes


Sun-Yung Alice Chang, Professor of Mathematics, University of
California, Los Angeles, Studies of the Paneitz operator

Robert Lazarsfeld, Professor
of Mathematics, University of
Michigan, Linear series on
algebraic varieties

Gopal Prasad, Professor of
Mathematics, University of
Michigan, Representation theory
of reductive p-adic groups

Joseph H. Silverman, Professor
of Mathematics, Brown University, Number theory and diophantine equations


Arthur P. Arnold, Professor
of Physiological Science
and Neurobiology and Associate
Director, Brain Research Institute, University of California,
Los Angeles, Sexual
differentiation of the brain

Peter Mombaerts, Assistant Professor and Head, Laboratory of
Vertebrate Developmental
Neurogenetics, Rockefeller
University, The wiring of the
olfactory system

Laura Ann Petitto, Associate
Professor of Psychology and
Director, Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory for Language, Sign, and Cognition, McGill University; Research Scientist,
McDonnell-Pew Centre
for Cognitive Neuroscience, Studies in human and
animal cognition


Eugene W. Beier, Professor of Physics, University of Pennsylvania, Neutrinos emitted by the sun

Eduardo Fradkin, Professor of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Studies in low-temperature quantum phenomena

George Gruner, Professor of Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, Quantum dynamics of solids

Jorge Pullin, Associate Professor of Physics, Pennsylvania State
University, Gravitational waves from colliding black holes


Shripad Tuljapurkar, President, Mountain View Research, Los Altos, California, Uncertainty
and decision-making in
public retirement systems

Science Writing

Jared Diamond, Professor of Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, Ecological collapses of past societies



John Jasperse, Choreographer, New York City; President and Artistic Director, Thin Man Dance, Choreography

Demetrius Klein, Choreographer, West Palm Beach, Florida; Artistic Director, Demetrius Klein Dance Company, Choreography

Donna N. Uchizono,
Choreographer, New York City; Artistic Director,
Donna Uchizono Company, Choreography


David Gates, Writer, Granville, New York; Senior Writer, Newsweek; Instructor in MFA Writing Program, New School for Social Research, Fiction

Francisco Goldman, Writer, Brooklyn, New York, Fiction

Julie Hecht, Writer,
East Hampton, New York, Fiction

A. M. Homes, Writer, New York City; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Writing Program, Columbia
University, Fiction

Elizabeth McCracken, Writer, Somerville, Massachusetts, Fiction

Janet Peery, Writer, Norfolk,
Virginia; Assistant Professor
of English, Old Dominion
University, Fiction

Kate Wheeler, Writer,
Somerville, Massachusetts, Fiction

Film and Video

Ellen Bruno, Film Maker,
San Francisco, Film making

Yemane I. Demissie, Film Maker, Culver City, California,
Film making

Daniel Eisenberg, Film Maker, Chicago; Assistant Professor of Filmmaking, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Film making

Nina Fonoroff, Film Maker,
Buffalo, New York; Visiting
Assistant Professor of Media Study, State University of New York
at Buffalo, Film making

Billy Golfus, Film Maker,
Minneapolis, Film making

Dusan Makavejev, Film Maker, Paris, France; Visiting Lecturer, Carpenter Center for the
Visual Arts, Harvard University,
Film making

Tom Noonan, Film Maker,
New York City; President, Genre
Pictures; Artistic Director, Paradise Theater Company, Film making

Jay Rosenblatt, Film Maker,
San Francisco; Instructor in Film, San Francisco State University; Instructor in Film, College
of San Mateo, Film making

General Nonfiction

Sue Halpern, Writer, Johnsburg, New York, Monarch butterfly migration as fact and metaphor

Judith Moore, Writer, Berkeley, California; Editor and Staff Writer, San Diego Reader, A book of essays

Ilan Stavans, Associate Professor of Spanish, Amherst College,
A memoir of language

Isabel Wilkerson,
Writer, Chicago; Senior Writer, The New York Times, The aftermath of the black migration
to the North and West

Music Composition

Hayes Biggs, Composer, New York City; Member of the Faculty, Manhattan School of Music;
Associate Editor, C. F. Peters
Corporation, Music composition

David Crumb, Composer, Eugene, Oregon; Assistant
Professor of Composition,
University of Oregon,
Music Composition

Justin N. Dello Joio, Composer, New York City; Faculty Composer-in-Residence and Adjunct Associate Professor
of Music, New York University, Music composition

Timothy Kramer, Composer, San Antonio, Texas; Associate Professor of Music and Composer-in-
Residence, Trinity University, Music composition

Robert C. Maggio, Composer, Media, Pennsylvania; Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition, West Chester
University, Music composition

Lawrence L. Widdoes, Composer, New York City; Instructor in Literature and Materials of Music,
Juilliard School, Music composition

Painting, Sculpture, and Installation Art

Adam Baer, Photographer,
Greenwich, Connecticut,

Burt Barr, Artist, New York City, Installation art

Cindy Bernard, Artist, San Pedro, California; Member of the Adjunct Faculty in Art, University of Southern California, Visual Art

Barbara Bloom, Artist,
New York City, Visual Art

Andrew Borowiec, Photographer, Akron, Ohio; Professor of Art, University of Akron, Photography

Albert Chong, Photographer, Boulder, Colorado; Associate
Professor of Art, University of
Colorado at Boulder, Photography

Rackstraw Downes, Artist,
New York City, Painting

David Fludd, Artist,
New York City, Painting

Kenji Fujita, Artist, Red Hook, New York; Member of MFA Faculty, Bard College; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; Instructor, MFA
and Asian Arts Programs,
School of Visual Arts, Sculpture and works on paper

Salvo Galano, Photographer,
New York City, Photography

Marvin Gates, Artist, Boston, Massachusetts, Painting

Susan Hiller, Artist, London, England, Visual Art

Bill Jensen, Artist, New York
City, Painting, drawing, and printmaking

Michael Joo, Artist, New York City, Sculpture and installation art

Dennis Kardon, Artist, New
York City; Instructor in Painting, School of Visual Art, Painting

William Leavitt, Artist,
Los Angeles; Instructor in Art,
Marymount College,
Rancho Palos Verdes, California,
Visual art

Nancy Lorenz, Artist,
New York City, Painting

Marilyn Minter, Artist, New York City; Instructor in Studio Painting, School of Visual Arts, Painting

Roger Newton, Photographer, New York City, Photography

Wendy Sussman, Artist, Oakland, California; Associate Professor
of Art, University of California, Berkeley, Painting

Bob Thall, Photographer,
Chicago; Professor of Photography,
Columbia College Chicago,

David Wilson, Artist, Los
Angeles; Director, Museum of Jurassic Technology, Culver City, California, Visual art

Robin Winters, Artist, Cooks Falls, New York; Visiting Artist, Rhode Island School of Design,Visual art

Playwriting and Performance Art

Tom Donaghy, Playwright,
New York City, Play writing

Ain Gordon, Playwright,
Brooklyn, New York; Associate Director, Pick Up Performance Company, Play writing

Christopher Kyle, Playwright, Brooklyn, New York, Play writing

Robert Smythe, Performance Artist, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Artistic Director, Mum
Puppettheatre, Philadelphia,
Puppet theatre


Anne Carson, Poet, Montreal; Professor of Classics,
McGill University, Poetry

Bei Dao, Poet,
Davis, California, Poetry

Marie Howe, Poet, New York City; Member of the Faculty in Writing, Sarah Lawrence College; Member of Adjunct Writing Faculty, Columbia University, Poetry

Dionisio D. Martínez, Poet, Tampa, Florida, Poetry
Campbell McGrath, Poet, Miami Beach, Florida; Assistant Professor of English, Florida International University, Poetry

Susan Wood, Poet, Houston, Texas; Professor of English, Rice University, Poetry

Baron Wormser, Poet, Hallowell, Maine, Poetry

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