On April 5, 2016, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of 175 Guggenheim Fellowships (including three joint Fellowships) to a diverse group of 178 scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of nearly 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninety-second competition.

Fellow Year Category Field of Study
Marina Adams 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
Julia Andrews Fine Arts Research 2016_250x250 Julia F. Andrews 2016HumanitiesFine Arts Research
Beth Bachmann Poetry 2016_250x250 Beth Bachmann 2016Creative ArtsPoetry
Jesse Ball Fiction 2016_250x250 Google Street View Jesse Ball 2016Creative ArtsFiction
Dennis Baron Linguistics 2016_250x250 Dennis Baron 2016HumanitiesLinguistics
Rick Barot Poetry 2016 by Mara Barot_250x250 Rick Barot 2016Creative ArtsPoetry
Peter Bearman 2016Social SciencesSociology
Janet Beizer European and Latin American Literature 2016_250x250 Janet L. Beizer 2016HumanitiesEuropean and Latin American Literature
Jonathan Berger 2016Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Adam J. Berinsky Political Science 2016_250x250 Adam J. Berinsky 2016Social SciencesPolitical Science
Lauren Berlant Literary Criticism 2016_250x250 Lauren Berlant 2016HumanitiesLiterary Criticism
Judith Bernstein Fine Arts 2016_250x250 Judith Bernstein 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
Jonathan David Bobaljik_Linguistics_2016_by Chion Wolf Jonathan David Bobaljik 2016HumanitiesLinguistics
Deanna Bowen Film-Video 2016_250x250 Deanna Bowen 2016Creative ArtsFilm - Video
Robert Boyd 2016Creative ArtsFilm - Video
Joe Brewster Film and Video 2016_ by Ayana Enomoto Hurst_250x250 Joe Brewster 2016Creative ArtsFilm - Video
Nick Bromell American Literature 2016_250x250 Nick Bromell 2016HumanitiesAmerican Literature
Jericho Brown Poetry 2016_250x250 Jericho Brown 2016Creative ArtsPoetry
Camille A. Brown Choreography 2016 courtesy BLEEP magazine_250x250 Camille A. Brown 2016Creative ArtsChoreography
Stephen Burt 2016Creative ArtsPoetry
Edmund Campion 2016Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Jonas Carpignano_Film Video 2016_250x250 Jonas Carpignano 2016Creative ArtsFilm - Video
JoAnne Carson Fine Arts 2016 by Jim Butler 250x250 JoAnne Carson 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
Victor Caston Philosophy 2016 250x250 Victor Caston 2016HumanitiesPhilosophy
Anjan Chakravartty 2016HumanitiesPhilosophy
Anthony Cheung 2016Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Wendy Chun Film Video and Radio Studies 2016_by Stephen Crocker_250x250 Wendy Hui Kyong Chun 2016HumanitiesFilm, Video and Radio Studies
Jennifer Clement Fiction 2016 by Barbara Sibley_250x250 Jennifer Clement 2016Creative ArtsFiction
Catherine Clinton US History 2016_250x250 Catherine Clinton 2016HumanitiesU.S. History
Charles Clough Fine Arts 2016_by David Moog_250x250 Charles Sidney Clough 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
Colette Fine Arts 2016_250x250 Colette 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
Karin A Dahmen Physics 2016_250x250 Karin A. Dahmen 2016Natural SciencesPhysics
sue_debeer_Fine Arts 2016_250x250 Sue de Beer 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
Ramona Diaz Film & Video 2016_Credit Leon Alesi Ramona S. Diaz 2016Creative ArtsFilm - Video
Jerrilynn Dodds Fine Arts Research 2016_250x250 Jerrilynn D. Dodds 2016HumanitiesFine Arts Research
Charles Doering Applied Mathematics 2016_250x250 Charles R. Doering 2016Natural SciencesApplied Mathematics
Dru_Donovan_Photography 2016_250x250 Dru Donovan 2016Creative ArtsPhotography
Blair Doroshwalther_Film-Video 2016_250x250 blair dorosh-walther 2016Creative ArtsFilm - Video
Angela Dufresne Fine Arts 2016_250x250 Angela Dufresne 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
Cheryl Dunye Film and Video 2016_250x250 Cheryl Dunye 2016Creative ArtsFilm - Video
Nadja Durbach European and Latin American History 2016_250x250 Nadja Durbach 2016HumanitiesEuropean and Latin American History
Hasan Elahi Photography 2016_250x250 Hasan Elahi 2016Creative ArtsPhotography
Michelle Ellsworth Choreography 2016_250x250 Michelle Ellsworth 2016Creative ArtsChoreography
Roxanne L Euben Political Science 2016_250x250 Roxanne L. Euben 2016Social SciencesPolitical Science
McNair Evans Photography 2016_250x250 McNair Evans 2016Creative ArtsPhotography
Stephen M Fallon English Literature 2016_250x250 Stephen M. Fallon 2016HumanitiesEnglish Literature
Neil Feather Music Composition 2016_250x250 Neil Feather 2016Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Laurie Fendrich Fine Arts 2016_250x250 Laurie Fendrich 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
Chris Fromme Molecular and Cellular Biology 2016_250x250 Chris Fromme 2016Natural SciencesMolecular and Cellular Biology
David Fulmer Music COmposition 2016_By Sonja Georgevich_250x250 David Fulmer 2016Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Bruce M. Gagnier 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
Amity Gaige Fiction 2016_250x250 Amity Gaige 2016Creative ArtsFiction
Daniel Garber Philiosophy 2016_250x250 Daniel Garber 2016HumanitiesPhilosophy
Neil K Garg Chemistry, 2016_250x250 Neil K. Garg 2016Natural SciencesChemistry
Kathleen Gerson Sociology 2016_250x250 Kathleen Gerson 2016Social SciencesSociology
Pamela K. Gilbert 2016HumanitiesEnglish Literature
Gonzalo Giribet Organismic Biology and Ecology 2016_250x250 Gonzalo Giribet 2016Natural SciencesOrganismic Biology & Ecology
Eliga Gould US History 2016_250x250 Eliga H. Gould 2016HumanitiesU.S. History
Susan Greenhalgh Anthropology and Cultural Studies 2016_250x250 Susan Greenhalgh 2016Social SciencesAnthropology and Cultural Studies
Zsuzsanna Gulacsi Religion 2016_250x250 Zsuzsanna Gulacsi 2016HumanitiesReligion
Lyle Ashton Harris Photography 2016_by Rob Kulisek_250x250 Lyle Ashton Harris 2016Creative ArtsPhotography
Ellen Harvey Fine Arts 2016 by Etienne Frossard 2014_250x250 Ellen Harvey 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
Dee Hibbert_Jones_250x250 Dee Hibbert-Jones 2016Creative ArtsFilm - Video
H. Mack Horton East Asian Studies 2016_250x250 H. Mack Horton 2016HumanitiesEast Asian Studies
Cynthia Huntington 2016Creative ArtsPoetry
Bryan Jacobs Music Composition 2016_250x250 Bryan Jacobs 2016Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Matthew Jensen Photography 2016_250x250 Matthew Jensen 2016Creative ArtsPhotography
Emily Johnson 2016Creative ArtsChoreography
Rebecca Jordan Young Science Writing 2016_250x250 Rebecca Jordan-Young 2016Natural SciencesScience Writing
Kahlil Joseph Film and Video 2016_250x250 Kahlil Joseph 2016Creative ArtsFilm - Video
Katrina Karkazis Science Writing 2016_250x250 Katrina Karkazis 2016Natural SciencesScience Writing
Dean Karlan_Economics 2016_by Matthew Gilman Dean Karlan 2016Social SciencesEconomics
Sally Keith 2016Creative ArtsPoetry
James Kimbrell Poetry 2016 by Michelle McFatter_250x250 James Kimbrell 2016Creative ArtsPoetry
Manny Kirchheimer_Film-Video 2016_250x250 Manfred Kirchheimer 2016Creative ArtsFilm - Video
Adam Kirsch 2016Creative ArtsGeneral Nonfiction
Craig Koslofsky_Intellectual and Cultural History 2016_250x250 Craig Koslofsky 2016HumanitiesIntellectual and Cultural History
Chris Kraus General Nonfiction 2016_250x250 Chris Kraus 2016Creative ArtsGeneral Nonfiction
Richard Kraut Philosophy 2016_250x250 Richard Kraut 2016HumanitiesPhilosophy
Amitava Kumar General Nonfiction 2016_by Snigdha Kumar_250x250 Amitava Kumar 2016Creative ArtsGeneral Nonfiction
Glenn Kurtz General Nonfiction 2016_by Franziska Liepe_250x250 Glenn Kurtz 2016Creative ArtsGeneral Nonfiction
Mei-Po Kwan Geography & Environmental Studies 2016_250x250 Mei-Po Kwan 2016Social SciencesGeography and Environmental Studies
Nick Laird General Nonfiction 2016_250x250 Nick Laird 2016Creative ArtsGeneral Nonfiction
LailaLalami Fiction 2016 by April Rocha_250x250 Laila Lalami 2016Creative ArtsFiction
Deborah Landau Poetry 2016_250x250 Deborah Landau 2016Creative ArtsPoetry
George Legrady Fine Arts 2016_250x250 George Legrady 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
Simone_Leigh Fine Arts 2016_by Paul Mpagi Sepuya_250x250 Simone Leigh 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
Thomas Levenson Science Writing 2016_250x250 Thomas Levenson 2016Natural SciencesScience Writing
Paul Lisicky General Nonfiction 2016  byStarBlack Paul Lisicky 2016Creative ArtsGeneral Nonfiction
Taylor Mac Drama and Performance Art 2016_250x250 Taylor Mac 2016Creative ArtsDrama and Performance Art
Chico MacMurtrie Fine Arts 2016_250x250 Chico MacMurtrie 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
Alex Majoli Photography 2016_250x250 Alex Majoli 2016Creative ArtsPhotography
Christina_Masciotti_Drama and Performance Art_by_Baranova_250x250 Christina Masciotti 2016Creative ArtsDrama and Performance Art
Ralph W. Mathisen Classics 2016_250x250 Ralph W. Mathisen 2016HumanitiesClassics
Juliana F. May Choreography 2016_250x250 Juliana F. May 2016Creative ArtsChoreography
Andrea McDowell Law 2016 250x250 Andrea G. McDowell 2016Social SciencesLaw
Darrin Mcmahon Intellectual and Cultural History 2016_250x250 Darrin M. McMahon 2016HumanitiesIntellectual and Cultural History
Thomas McNamee Science Writing_2016_250x250 Thomas McNamee 2016Creative ArtsScience Writing
Mitchell B. Merback 2016HumanitiesMedieval and Renaissance History
Muriel Miguel Drama and Performance Art 2016_250x250 Muriel Miguel 2016Creative ArtsDrama and Performance Art
Katharyne Mitchell Geography and Environmental Studies 2016_250x250 Katharyne Mitchell 2016Social SciencesGeography and Environmental Studies
Fred Moten 2016HumanitiesLiterary Criticism
Diana Mutz Political Science 2016_250x250 Diana C. Mutz 2016Social SciencesPolitical Science
Stella Nair Architecture Planning and Design 2016_250x250 Stella Nair 2016HumanitiesArchitecture, Planning and Design
Alexandra Natapoff Law 2016_250x250 Alexandra Natapoff 2016Social SciencesLaw
Eileen Neff Photography 2016_250x250 Eileen Neff 2016Creative ArtsPhotography
Victoria Nelson by Slyvia Plachy Victoria Nelson 2016HumanitiesLiterary Criticism
Mark Newman 2016Natural SciencesApplied Mathematics
Andrew Norman 2016Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Marcy Norton European and Latin American History 2016_250x250 Marcy Norton 2016HumanitiesEuropean and Latin American History
Helen O'Toole Fine Arts 2016_250x250 Helen O’Toole 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
Jenny Offill Fiction 2016 by Emily Tobey_250x250 Jenny Offill 2016Creative ArtsFiction
Carlos Javier Ortiz Film Video 2016_250x250 Carlos Javier Ortiz 2016Creative ArtsFilm - Video
Feryal Ozel Astronomy_Astrophysics 2016_250x250 Feryal Ozel 2016Natural SciencesAstronomy and Astrophysics
Cynthia D. Packert 2016HumanitiesSouth Asian Studies
Louie Palu Photography 2016_250x250 Louie Palu 2016Creative ArtsPhotography
Derek R. Peterson African Studies 2016_250x250 Derek R. Peterson 2016HumanitiesAfrican Studies
Carla L. Peterson 2016HumanitiesAmerican Literature
Amanda Petrusich General Nonfiction 2016_by Joanna Eldredge Morrissey_250x250 Amanda Petrusich 2016Creative ArtsGeneral Nonfiction
Bruce Porter 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
John Powers Fine Art 2016_250x250 John Douglas Powers 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
J. Morgan Puett 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
Laura Pulido Georgraphy and Environmental Studies 2016_250x250 Laura Pulido 2016Social SciencesGeography and Environmental Studies
David M Rabban Constitutional Studies 2016_250x250 David M. Rabban 2016Social SciencesConstitutional Studies
Rajesh Rao Neuroscience 2016_250x250 Rajesh P.N. Rao 2016Natural SciencesNeuroscience
Robert Reid-Pharr Literary Criticism 2016_250x250 by Paula Vlodkowsky Robert F. Reid-Pharr 2016HumanitiesLiterary Criticism
David N. Reznick 2016Natural SciencesOrganismic Biology & Ecology
Justin B Richland Anthropology Cultural Studies 2016 250x250 Justin B. Richland 2016Social SciencesAnthropology and Cultural Studies
Ed Roberson Poetry 2016_250x250 Ed Roberson 2016Creative ArtsPoetry
Adam Roberts Music Composition 2016_250x250 Adam Roberts 2016Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Timothy Rommen 5_Timothy Rommen Music Research 2016_250x250 Timothy Rommen 2016HumanitiesMusic Research
Jess Row Fiction 2016_photo by John Midgley_250x250 Jess Row 2016Creative ArtsFiction
Aaron D. Rubin Near Eastern Studies 2016_250x250 Aaron D. Rubin 2016HumanitiesNear Eastern Studies
Alberto Saal Earth Science 2016_250x250 Alberto E. Saal 2016Natural SciencesEarth Science
Laurie San Martin Music Composition 2016 by Rudy Garibay_250x250 Laurie San Martin 2016Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Robin Schwartz Photography 2016_250x250 Robin Schwartz 2016Creative ArtsPhotography
Michelle Segre 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
Naomi Seidman Literary Criticism 2016 250x250 Naomi Seidman 2016HumanitiesLiterary Criticism
Craig Seligman Biography 2016_250x250 Craig Seligman 2016Creative ArtsBiography
Juri Seo Music Composition 2016 by Andrew Wilkinson 250x250 Juri Seo 2016Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Betty Shamieh Drama and Performance Art 2016_by Stephanie Keith_250x250 Betty Shamieh 2016Creative ArtsDrama and Performance Art
Daniel Sheehy Folklore and Popular Culture 2016_250x250 Daniel Sheehy 2016HumanitiesFolklore and Popular Culture
Wayne Shorter Music Composition 2016_by Robert Ascroft_250x250 Wayne Shorter 2016Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Anna Deavere Smith Theatre Arts 2016_Photocredit Jeff Reidel Anna Deavere Smith 2016HumanitiesTheatre Arts
Robert Spoo English Literature 2016_250x250 Robert Spoo 2016HumanitiesEnglish Literature
Zrinka Stahuljak Medieval and Renaissance Literature 2016_250x250 replacement Zrinka Stahuljak 2016HumanitiesMedieval and Renaissance Literature
Rene Steinke Fiction 2016_250x250 René Steinke 2016Creative ArtsFiction
Michelle Stephenson Film and Video 2016_250x250  by Ayana Enomoto Hurst Michèle Stephenson 2016Creative ArtsFilm - Video
Coleen Sterritt Fine Arts 2016_250x250 Coleen Sterritt 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
Columba Stewart Religion 2016 250x250 Columba Andrew Stewart 2016HumanitiesReligion
Glenn Davis Stone Anthropology and Cultural Studies 2016_250x250 Glenn Davis Stone 2016Social SciencesAnthropology and Cultural Studies
Robert Storr General Nonfiction by Herbert Lotz 250x250 Robert Storr 2016Creative ArtsGeneral Nonfiction
Sarah Payne Stuart 2016Creative ArtsGeneral Nonfiction
Rebecca Stumpf 2016Social SciencesAnthropology and Cultural Studies
Joseph Subotnik 2016Natural SciencesChemistry
Lida Suchy Paraska (left) & Lida by Mišo Suchý 250x250 Lida Suchy 2016Creative ArtsPhotography
Matthew Avery Sutton US History 2016_250x250 Matthew Avery Sutton 2016HumanitiesU.S. History
Nomi Talisman Film Video 2016 _250x250 Nomi Talisman 2016Creative ArtsFilm - Video
William G Thomas III US History 2016_250x250 William G. Thomas III 2016HumanitiesU.S. History
Melanie RaeThon Fiction 2016 by Andi Olsen_250x250 Melanie Rae Thon 2016Creative ArtsFiction
Heidi Tinsman European and Latin American History 2016_250x250 Heidi Tinsman 2016HumanitiesEuropean and Latin American History
Valerie Traub Intellectual and Cultural History 2016 250x250 Valerie Traub 2016HumanitiesIntellectual and Cultural History
Wu Tsang 2016Creative ArtsFilm - Video
Jing Tsu East Asian Studies 2016_250x250 Jing Tsu 2016HumanitiesEast Asian Studies
Brian Turner Poetry 2016_250x250 (Buchheit) Brian Turner 2016Creative ArtsPoetry
Kate Valk 2016Creative ArtsDrama and Performance Art
Theo van den Hout Near Eastern Studies 2016 _250x250 Theo van den Hout 2016HumanitiesNear Eastern Studies
Leonard van der Kujp Religion 2016_250x250 Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp 2016HumanitiesReligion
Yvonne Venegas Photography 2016_250x250 Yvonne Venegas 2016Creative ArtsPhotography
Ge Wang Music Research 2016_250x250 Ge Wang 2016HumanitiesMusic Research
Dalit Hadass Warshaw Music Composition 2016_250x250 Dalit Hadass Warshaw 2016Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Patrick Webb Fine Arts 2016 250x250 Patrick Webb 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
Allan Wexler Fine Arts 2016_250x250 Allan Wexler 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
Daniel T. Wise Mathematics 2016_250x250 Daniel T. Wise 2016Natural SciencesMathematics
Ralph Xavier_Raphfreeze2_250x250 Raphael Xavier 2016Creative ArtsChoreography
Jeremy Xido 2016Creative ArtsFilm - Video
Liz Young Fine Arts 2016_250x250 Liz Young 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts
Andrea Zittel 2016Creative ArtsFine Arts