1999 GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP WINNERS

 

HUMANITIES

African Studies

Caroline H. Bledsoe, Professor of Anthropology, Northwestern University: Body contingency and linearity in the history of Western obstetrics

Architecture and Design

C. Edson Armi, Professor of History of Art, University of California, Santa Barbara: The first Romanesque architecture

Robert Grant Irving, Independent Scholar, West Hartford, Connecticut; Associate Fellow, Berkeley College, Yale University: A life of Sir Herbert Baker, architect

Bibliography

Linne R. Mooney, Associate Professor of English, University of Maine: Professional scribes in medieval England

Classics

Seth Schwartz, Associate Professor of History, Jewish Theological Seminary: Imperialism and Jewish society, 200 BCE - 634 CE

Dance Studies

Claudia Roth Pierpont, Writer, New York City; Contributor, +The New Yorker=: A biography of Lincoln Kirstein

East Asian Studies

Barbara Watson Andaya, Professor of Asian Studies, University of Hawaii: A gendered history of early modern Southeast Asia

Fine Arts Research

Janet Catherine Berlo, Susan B. Anthony Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Professor of Art History, University of Rochester: Graphic arts of the 19th-century Plains Indians

Sheila S. Blair, Independent Scholar, Richmond, New Hampshire: A survey of Islamic calligraphy

Caroline A. Jones, Associate Professor of Art History, Boston University: Clement Greenberg and American art

Robert S. Nelson, Professor of Art History, University of Chicago: Hagia Sophia as medieval church and modern monument

Wu Hung, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History, University of Chicago: Ruins in Chinese visual culture

Folklore and Popular Culture

John Mason, Director, Yoruba Theological Archministry, Brooklyn, New York: Memorial wall-paintings for misspent innercity youth

Uri Shulevitz, Artist and Writer, New York City: Sephardic folktales for young readers

Maria Tatar, Professor of German, Harvard University: "Bluebeard" in folklore, fiction, and film noir

History, French

Laura Lee Downs, Associate Professor of History, University of Michigan: French children's summer camps, 1880-1960

History, German and East European

David Frick, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Berkeley: Peoples, confessions, and languages in 17th-century Vilnius

Mack Walker, Professor of History, The Johns Hopkins University: The Halle enlightenment, 1685-1725

History, Italian

Carol Lansing, Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara: The +popolo minuto= in medieval Bologna

Sara F. Matthews Grieco, Professor of History and Coordinator, Women's and Gender Studies, Syracuse University in Florence, Italy: Printed pictures and the construction of identity in Italy, 1450-1650

History, Iberian and Latin American

Sabine G. MacCormack, Mary Ann and Charles R. Walgreen, Jr., Professor for the Study of Human Understanding, Professor of Classical Studies, and Professor of History, University of Michigan: Historical writing in Spain and Peru, 1500-1650

History, Intellectual and Cultural

David Biale, Koret Professor of Jewish History and Director, Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California: Blood as a symbol and a substance in Western culture

Victoria de Grazia, Professor of History, Columbia University: American market culture in 20th-century Europe

Ellen Carol DuBois, Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles: Women's enfranchisement worldwide

Peter Fritzsche, Professor of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Nostalgia and memory

History, Medieval

Joseph H. Lynch, Professor of History, The Ohio State University: Deathbed conversion to the monastic life, 850-1250

Richard G. Newhauser, Professor of English and Medieval Studies, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas: The sin of avarice in medieval and Renaissance thought

Katherine H. Tachau, Professor of History, University of Iowa: The creation of the +Bibles moralisèes= in 13th-century Paris

History, Renaissance

Robert C. Davis, Associate Professor of History, The Ohio State University: Italian responses to enslavement by Barbary Coast corsairs, 1500-1800

History, Russian

James Cracraft, Professor of History and University Scholar, University of Illinois at Chicago: The Petrine revolution in Russian culture

History of Science and Technology

Stephen G. Brush, Distinguished University Professor of the History of Science, University of Maryland, College Park: A comparative study of theory evaluation in different sciences

William Royall Newman, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University, Bloomington: Daniel Sennert and early modern matter-theory

Katharine Park, Samuel Zemurray, Jr., and Doris Zemurray Stone Radcliffe Professor of the History of Science and Women's Studies, Harvard University: The early history of human dissection

History, United States

Gordon H. Chang, Associate Professor of History, Stanford University: America's relationship with Asia

Daniel A. Cohen, Associate Professor of History, Florida International University: Rebecca Reed and the burning of the Charlestown convent

Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, Associate Professor of History, Yale University: Americans and race from World War I to the Brown decision

Neil Harris, Preston and Sterling Morton Professor of History, University of Chicago: A history of the American urban newspaper building

Peter Iverson, Professor of History, Arizona State University: A history of the Navajos

Literary Criticism

Jay Clayton, Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies, Vanderbilt University: Contemporary culture and the 19th-century heritage

Martha Woodmansee, Professor of English, Case Western Reserve University: Germany's contribution to the Western concept of intellectual property

Literature, American

Linda Dowling, Independent Scholar, Princeton, New Jersey: Charles Eliot Norton and the art of civil life

Alan M. Wald, Professor of English and American Culture, University of Michigan: The American literary left in the mid-20th century

Literature, English

Carole Fabricant, Professor of English, University of California, Riverside: Anglo-Irish representations of colonial Ireland

Jean E. Howard, Professor of English and Director, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Columbia University: The social role of the London commercial theater in the early 17th century

Jeffrey Knapp, Associate Professor of English, University of California, Berkeley: Church, nation, and theater in Renaissance England

Literature, French

Kristin Ross, Professor of Comparative Literature, New York University: French cultural memory and the May 1968 upheavals

Richard Stamelman, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Williams College: The literature and culture of perfume

Literature, Latin American

Regina Harrison, Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish and Director, Comparative Literature Program, University of Maryland, College Park: Cultural translation in colonial Spanish-Quechua literature

Literature, Medieval

Warren Ginsberg, Professor of English, University at Albany, State University of New York: Chaucer's Italian tradition

Literature, Spanish and Portuguese

C. Christopher Soufas, Jr., Professor of Spanish, Tulane University: Spanish literature in modernist Europe

Literature, Yiddish

Kathryn Hellerstein, Lecturer in Yiddish Language and Literature, University of Pennsylvania: Women poets in Yiddish

Near Eastern Studies

Dick Davis, Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, The Ohio State University: Translation and literary hybridity

Philosophy

Lydia Goehr, Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University: The concept of musicality in modernist opera

Peter Railton, Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan: Objectivity and value

Religion

Ivan G. Marcus, Frederick P. Rose Professor of Jewish History, Professor of History, and of Religious Studies, Yale University: The relationship of medieval Jews and Christians

South Asian Studies

Kathleen M. Erndl, Associate Professor of Religion, Florida State University: Women, goddess possession, and power in Kangra Hinduism

Theatre Arts

Ron Jenkins, Professor of Performing Arts, Emerson College: The theatrical artistry of Dario Fo

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Anthropology and Cultural Studies

Christopher B. Donnan, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles: Ceramic portraits of ancient Peru

Alessandro Duranti, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles: Walter Capps' campaign for the United States Congress

Michael Herzfeld, Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University: Past and present in modern Rome

Emily Martin, Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University: A cultural analysis of mental terrain in the United States

Economics

Ben S. Bernanke, Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University: Economic policy and the Great Depression

Barry Eichengreen, John L. Simpson Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley: The European economy since 1945

Robert A. Pollak, Hernreich Distinguished Professor of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences and the John M. Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis: Family bargaining

Geography and Environmental Studies

Peter A. Rogerson, Professor of Geography, University at Buffalo, State University of New York: Statistical methods for the surveillance of geographic patterns

Law

Leo Katz, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School: The perverse logic of law and morality

Political Science

Lisa L. Martin, Professor of Government, Harvard University: Institutional effects on state behavior

Psychology

Susan Carey, Professor of Psychology, New York University: The origin of concepts

Leda Cosmides, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara: Reason and the evolution of the imagination (in collaboration with John Tooby)

Daniel Gilbert, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University: The psychology of affective forecasting

John Tooby, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara: Reason and the evolution of the imagination (in collaboration with Leda Cosmides)

Sociology

Rogers Brubaker, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles: Ethnicity and nationalism in a Transylvanian town

John Foran, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara: The origins of Third World social revolutions

 

NATURAL SCIENCES

Applied Mathematics

Aaron L. Fogelson, Professor of Mathematics, University of Utah: The processes of platelet aggregation and coagulation

Yanguang Li, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Missouri, Columbia; American Mathematical Society Centennial Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton: Chaos in partial differential equations

Astronomy and Astrophysics

James M. Lattimer, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, State University of New York at Stony Brook: The equation of state and neutrino opacities in dense matter

Peter I. Mèszàros, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University: Gamma-ray bursts and their afterglows

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Mary C. Beckerle, Professor of Biology, University of Utah: The molecular mechanism of cell movement

George Chaconas, Professor of Biochemistry and MRC Distinguished Scientist, University of Western Ontario: Molecular biological studies of the Lyme disease spirochete

Scott F. Gilbert, Professor of Biology, Swarthmore College: The development and evolution of turtle shells

James E. Haber, Professor of Biology, Brandeis University: The mechanisms of recombination and DNA repair

Pam Ronald, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis: Bacterial factors affecting plant host signal transduction

Biology, Ecology, and Plant Science

Frederick T. Davies, Jr., Professor of Horticulture and of Molecular and Environmental Plant Sciences, Texas A&M University: Mycorrhizal fungi as biofertilizers in Peruvian potato farming systems

Stephen Nowicki, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Associate Professor of Zoology, Duke University: Nutrition and song-learning in birds

Tyson R. Roberts, Research Associate, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute(STRI), Panama, and Biodiversity Research and Training Program(BRTP), National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Bangkok, Thailand: Freshwater fishes of tropical Asia

Montgomery Slatkin, Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley: Population genetics of human genetic diseases

Chemistry

David N. Beratan, Professor of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh: Energy transduction schemes in biology

G. Barney Ellison, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder: Atmospheric processing of organic aerosols

James D. Wuest, Professor of Chemistry, University of Montreal: Molecular tectonics

Computer Science

Ketan Mulmuley, Professor of Computer Science, University of Chicago: Studies in geometric complexity theory

va Tardos, Professor of Computer Science, Cornell University: Approximation-algorithms for network problems

Earth Science

Roger Bilham, Professor of Geological Sciences and Associate Director, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences(CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder: Global urbanization and seismic risk

David Jablonski, Professor of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago: A synthetic study of macroevolution

Engineering

Nader Engheta, Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania: Fractional paradigm of classical electrodynamics

David J. Pine, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Materials, University of California, Santa Barbara: The dynamics of mesoscopic glassy materials

Mathematics

Percy Alec Deift, Professor of Mathematics, Courant Institute, New York University: Riemann-Hilbert problems in pure and applied mathematics

Cameron Gordon, Sid W. Richardson Foundation Regents Professor of Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin: Studies in three-dimensional manifolds

Joel Spruck, Professor of Mathematics, The Johns Hopkins University: Nonlinear problems in geometry

Brian White, Professor of Mathematics, Stanford University: Minimal surfaces and mean-curvature flow

Xin Zhou, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Duke University: Oscillatory Riemann-Hilbert problems

Medicine

Robb W. Glenny, Associate Professor of Medicine and of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington School of Medicine: Efficient pulmonary gas exchange

Neuroscience

Patsy S. Dickinson, Professor of Biology, Bowdoin College: Long-term control of neural networks and neuronal properties

Andrew G. Ewing, Professor of Chemistry, J. Lloyd Huck Professor in Natural Sciences, and Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience and Anatomy, Pennsylvania State University: Single-cell membrane structure following exocytosis

Physics

Tin-Lun Ho, Professor of Physics, The Ohio State University: The new physics of quantum gases of alkali atoms

Terence T.-L. Hwa, Associate Professor of Physics, University of California, San Diego: Statistical mechanics of biopolymer association

Duncan G. Steel, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Professor of Physics, University of Michigan: Semiconductor nanostructures for quantum information

Bruce Winstein, Samuel K. Allison Distinguished Service Professor of Physics, University of Chicago: Polarization measurement of cosmic microwave background radiation

Science General

Michael Riordan, Assistant to the Director, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, California; Adjunct Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz: The rise and fall of the Superconducting Super Collider

Alice Wexler, Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Women, University of California, Los Angeles: Chorea and community in East Hampton, New York

Statistics

Roberto H. Schonmann, Professor of Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles: Percolation and related processes on graphs

Andrei Y. Yakovlev, Professor and Director of Biostatistics, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah: Oligodendrocyte development in cell culture

 

CREATIVE ARTS

Choreography

Chris Aiken, Choreographer and Dancer, Minneapolis; Teaching Specialist in Theatre Arts and Dance, University of Minnesota: Choreography

Blondell Cummings, Choreographer and Performer, New York City: Choreography

Tanya Leullieux (La Tania), Choreographer, Willits, California; Artistic Director, Choreographer, and Dancer, La Tania Flamenco Music and Dance: Choreography

Susan Rethorst, Choreographer, Amsterdam, Holland; Instructor in Choreography, School of the Arts, Amsterdam: Choreography

Reginald Yates, Choreographer, Tampa, Florida; Artist-in-Residence, Juilliard School: Choreography

Drama and Performance Art

Jon Robin Baitz, Playwright, New York City; Co-Director, Dramatic Writing Program, Juilliard School: Play writing

Will Eno, Playwright, Brooklyn, New York: Play writing

Eve Ensler, Playwright, New York City: Play writing

Fiction

Jonathan Ames, Writer, New York City, Fiction

Jacqueline Carey, Writer, Missoula, Montana, Fiction

Junot D¡az, Writer, New York City; Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Syracuse University, Fiction

Emmanuel Dongala, Writer, Great Barrington, Massachusetts; Member of the Faculty in Literature and Chemistry, St. Simon's Rock College of Bard College, Fiction

Mikhail Iossel, Writer, Schenectady, New York; Writer-in-Residence, Union College, Fiction

Ha Jin, Writer, Lawrenceville, Georgia; Associate Professor of English, Emory University, Fiction

Josip Novakovich, Writer, Cincinnati, Ohio; Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati, Fiction

Carol Shields, Writer, Winnipeg, Canada; Chancellor, University of Winnipeg; Professor of English, University of Manitoba, Fiction

Film, Video, and Audio

Paul DeMarinis, Artist, San Francisco; Lecturer in Sound Art, San Francisco Art Institute: Sound installation

Kit Galloway, Video Artist, Santa Monica, California; Co-Director, Electronic Cafe International, Santa Monica: Video (in collaboration with Sherrie Rabinowitz)

Andrew Garrison, Film Maker, Louisville, Kentucky; Visiting Lecturer in Film, University of Texas at Austin: Film making

Julia Heyward, Multi-media Artist, New York City; Visiting Instructor in Video Production, Pratt Institute: Multi-media art

William E. Jones, Film Maker, Los Angeles; Member of the Faculty, California Institute of the Arts: Film making

Leighton Pierce, Film Maker, Iowa City; Professor of Film and Video Production, University of Iowa: Film making

Sherrie Rabinowitz, Video Artist, Santa Monica, California; Co-Director, Electronic Cafe International, Santa Monica: Video (in collaboration with Kit Galloway)

Christopher Sullivan, Film Animator, Chicago; Associate Professor of Film Making, School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Film animation

General Nonfiction

Peter Balakian, Professor of English, Colgate University: A family memoir

Bernard Cooper, Writer, Los Angeles; Member of the Core Faculty in Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction, Antioch University: A memoir

Paul Hendrickson, Staff Writer, +The Washington Post=; Visiting Lecturer in English, University of Pennsylvania: The legacy of racism in Mississippi sheriffs' families

Geoffrey O'Brien, Writer, New York City; Editor-in-Chief, Library of America, New York City: Popular music in 20th-century American life

Eric Zencey, Writer, East Calais, Vermont: The Wollemi pines

Music Composition

Derek Bermel, Composer, Brooklyn, New York: Music composition

Steven M. Burke, Composer, Hopewell Junction, New York: Music composition

Andrew Cyrille, Composer, Montclair, New Jersey; Member of the Faculty in Music, New School for Social Research: Music composition

Tamar Diesendruck, Composer, Somerville, Massachusetts; Fellow, Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College: Music composition

Paul Koonce, Composer, Princeton, New Jersey; Assistant Professor of Music, Princeton University: Music composition

Ingram Marshall, Composer, Hamden, Connecticut: Music composition

Russell Pinkston, Composer, Austin, Texas; Associate Professor of Composition and Director, Electronic Music Studios, University of Texas at Austin: Music composition

Kurt Rohde, Composer, San Francisco; Artistic Director, Chamber Music Partnership, San Francisco: Music composition

Randall Woolf, Composer, Brooklyn, New York: Music composition

Painting, Sculpture, and Installation Art

Lillian Ball, Artist, New York City: Visual art

Andrea Belag, Artist, New York City; Instructor in Drawing, School of Visual Arts: Painting

Andrea Blum, Artist, New York City; Associate Professor of Art, Hunter College, City University of New York: Sculpture and public art

Marita Dingus, Artist, Auburn, Washington: Sculpture

Matt Harle, Artist, Brooklyn, New York: Sculpture

Robert Hooper, Artist, Kildeer, Illinois; Visiting Lecturer in Art, University of Chicago: Painting

Tina L. Ingraham, Artist, Brunswick, Maine: Painting

Shirley Kaneda, Artist, New York City: Painting

Carol Keller, Artist, Boston, Massachusetts; Assistant Professor of Art, Boston University: Visual art

Liz Larner, Artist, Los Angeles; Member of the MFA Faculty, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena: Sculpture

Ken Lum, Artist, Vancouver, Canada; Associate Professor of Fine Arts, University of British Columbia: Visual art

Alex O'Neal, Artist, Brooklyn, New York: Painting

Pat Passlof, Artist, New York City; Professor of Art, College of Staten Island, City University of New York: Painting

Archie Rand, Artist, Brooklyn, New York; Professor of Visual Arts and Director of Painting and Drawing, Columbia University: Painting

Hanneline G. Rogeberg, Artist, Hoboken, New Jersey; Assistant Professor of Painting, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University: Painting

Roger Tibbetts, Artist, Dayville, Connecticut; Associate Professor of Painting, Massachusetts College of Art: Painting and sculpture

Photography

Jason Eskenazi, Photographer, Bayside, New York: Photography

David Goldes, Photographer, Minneapolis; Professor of Media Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design: Photography

Kenneth R. Graves, Photographer, State College, Pennsylvania; Professor of Art, Pennsylvania State University: Photography

Robert ParkeHarrison, Photographer, Worcester, Massachusetts; Assistant Professor of Art, College of the Holy Cross: Photography

Melissa Ann Pinney, Photographer, Evanston, Illinois; Adjunct Instructor in Photography, Columbia College Chicago: Photography

Steven B. Smith, Photographer, Providence, Rhode Island; Adjunct Professor of Photography, Rhode Island School of Design: Photography

Brian Wood, Photographer and Artist, New York City; Lecturer in Photography, Yale University: Photography and graphic art

Poetry

Robin Behn, Poet, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Associate Professor of English, University of Alabama: Poetry

David Bottoms, Poet, Marietta, Georgia; Professor of English, Georgia State University: Poetry

B. H. Fairchild, Poet, Claremont, California; Professor of English, California State University, San Bernadino: Poetry

Jeffrey W. Harrison, Poet, Andover, Massachusetts; Roger Murray Writer-in-Residence, Phillips Academy, Andover: Poetry

Steve Orlen, Poet, Tucson, Arizona; Professor of English, University of Arizona; Member of the MFA in Writing Faculty, Warren Wilson College: Poetry

Ira Sadoff, Poet, Hallowell, Maine; Dana Professor of Poetry, Colby College: Poetry

Susan Wheeler, Poet, New York City; Member of the MFA Faculty in Creative Writing, New School for Social Research: Poetry

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