2013 Fellows in the United States and Canada

Ms. Kim Abeles, Artist, Los Angeles, California, and Professor Emeritus of Art, California State University, Northridge: Fine Arts.
Ms. Luciana Achugar, Choreographer, Brooklyn, New York: Choreography.
Mr. Kim Adams, Artist, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Fine Arts.
Ms. Kati Agócs, Composer, Boston, Massachusetts, and Composition Faculty Member, New England Conservatory of Music: Music Composition.
Ms. Diana Allan, Filmmaker and writer, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Film-Video.
Mr. Siemon Allen, Artist, Richmond, Virginia, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Sculpture and Extended Media, Virginia Commonwealth University: Fine Arts.
Ms. Elizabeth S. Anderson, John Rawls Collegiate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Moral epistemology from a pragmatist perspective: case studies from the history of abolition and emancipation.
Mr. L. S. Asekoff, Poet, Tivoli, New York, and Professor Emeritus of English, Brooklyn College, CUNY: Poetry.


Mr. Marcos Balter
, Composer, Chicago, Illinois, and Assistant Professor of Music Composition, Columbia College, Chicago: Music Composition.
Ms. Leigh Behnke, Artist, New York City, and Lecturer in Painting, School of Visual Arts: Fine Arts.
Mr. James Bever, Professor and Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior Section Chair, Indiana University: Plant-soil feedback as drivers of plant community dynamics.
Mr. Philip Boehm, Translator, St. Louis, Missouri: Translation of texts by Herta Müller.
Mr. Philip Bohlman, Mary Werkman Distinguished Service Professor of Music and the Humanities, University of Chicago: Music after nationalism.
Mr. Philippe Bourgois, Richard Perry University Professor of Anthropology and of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania: Ethnography of a drug-sales block in the U.S. inner city.
Mr. Yomi Braester, Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Washington: Cinephilia Besieged: Film, National History, and Global Consciousness in the People's Republic of China.
Mr. Benjamin Broening, Composer, Richmond, Virginia, and Associate Professor of Music, University of Richmond: Music Composition.
Mr. Brian Brooks, Choreographer, New York City: Choreography.
Mr. Nathan Brown, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University: Arguing Islam and the rebirth of Arab politics.
Mr. D. Graham Burnett, Professor of History and History of Science, Princeton University: Minding the eye.


Ms. Hui Cao
, Professor of Applied Physics, Yale University: Biologically inspired photonics.
Mr. Peter Clote, Professor of Biology, Boston College: RNA: synthetic biology and thermodynamics-based algorithms.
Ms. Cora Cohen, Artist, Long Island City, New York: Fine Arts.
Mr. Jean-Louis Cohen, Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture, New York University: Americanism in Russian architecture and city planning.
Ms. Jennifer Cole, Professor of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago: Malagasy marriage migrants in France and the making of a hybrid transnational culture.
Mr. Jon Coleman, Professor of History, University of Notre Dame: Movement in preindustrial America.
Mr. Scott Conarroe
, Photographer, Keremeos, British Columbia, Canada, and Adjunct Faculty Member, Department of Photography, Emily Carr University of Art and Design: Photography.
Ms. Erin Courtney, Playwright, Brooklyn, New York, and Lecturer in English, Brooklyn College, CUNY: Playwriting.
Mr. Brian R. Crane, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University: Biophysical studies of protein assemblies that mediate signal transduction.
Ms. Cathy Lee Crane, Filmmaker, Brooklyn, New York, and Associate Professor of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts, Ithaca College: Film-Video.
Mr. Bryan J. Cuevas, John F. Priest Professor of Religion, Florida State University: The life of Ra Lotsawa, Tibet’s notorious master of Buddhist sorcery.


Mr. Tom Daniel
, Professor and Joan and Richard Komen Endowed Chair, Departments of Biology and of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington: Control and dynamics of movement in biology.
Ms. Kate Daniels, Poet, Nashville, Tennessee, and Professor of English and Director, Creative Writing Program, Vanderbilt University: Poetry.
Mr. Erik Demaine, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Origami from wood, plastic, metal, and glass. (Jointly With Martin Demaine)
Mr. Martin Demaine, Artist-in-residence, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Origami from wood, metal, plastic, and glass. (Jointly With Erik Demaine)
Ms. Kiran Desai, Writer, Cold Spring, New York: Fiction.
Ms. Kathleen Donohue, Professor of Biology, Duke University: How genetic pathways influence organismal responses to climate change.
Ms. Faye Driscoll, Choreographer, Brooklyn, New York: Choreography.


Mr. Aaron Einbond
, Composer, New York City, and Research Fellow, Center for Research in New Music, University of Huddersfield: Music Composition.
Ms. Lee Epstein, Provost Professor of Law and Political Science and Rader Family Trustee Chair in Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law: Diversity on the federal bench: assessing the effect of gender, race, and religion on judging.
Mr. Gary W. Evans, Elizabeth Lee Vincent Professor of Human Ecology, Cornell University: Poverty and child development.


Mr. Stuart Firestein, Professor of Biological Sciences, and Department Chair, Columbia University: How science advances through failure.
Ms. Kate Fodor, Playwright, Millburn, New Jersey, and Resident Playwright, New Dramatists: Playwriting.
Mr. Joshua Foer, Writer, New Haven, Connecticut: The last hunter-gatherers and the making of modern humans.
Mr. Alessandro Forte, Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal: Modelling the impact of global movements of mass and heat deep inside the Earth on the evolution of our planet.
Mr. Jerold C. Frakes, Professor of English, University at Buffalo, SUNY: Cultural revolution in Ashkenaz and the emergence of early Yiddish literature.
Mr. Max Paul Friedman, Associate Professor of History, American University: The Latin American diplomatic tradition and the limits of principle.
Mr. Andrew Frisardi, Translator and editor, Castiglione in Teverina, Italy: A translation and annotated editon of Dante’s Convivio.
Mr. Robert D. Fulk, Class of 1964 Chancellor's Professor of English, Indiana University: A comparative grammar of the early Germanic languages.
Ms. Juliana (Coco) Fusco, Artist, Brooklyn, New York: Film-Video.


Mr. Charles Gaines, Artist, Los Angeles, California, and Faculty Member, Program in Art, California Institute of the Arts: Fine Arts.
Ms. Lynn Garafola, Professor of Dance, Barnard College: Bronislava Nijinska: A choreographer's journey.
Mr. André Gaudreault, Professor of the History of Art, Université de Montréal: The emergence of editing: for a new history of film language.
Mr. Ross Gay, Poet, Bloomington, Indiana, and Assistant Professor of English, Indiana University: Poetry.
Mr. Bruce Gilden, Photographer, New York City: Photography.
Ms. Kathy Goodell, Artist, New Paltz, New York, and Professor and Area Head, Department of Painting and Drawing, SUNY New Paltz: Fine Arts.
Ms. Jessica Green, Associate Professor, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Oregon: Understanding microbial community assembly in urban environments.
Mr. Richard Grossman, Professor of Economics, Wesleyan University: The evolution of banking regulation.
Ms. Sonali Gulati, Filmmaker, Richmond, Virginia, and Associate Professor of Photography and Film, Virginia Commonwealth University: Film-Video.


Mr. David L. Haberman
, Professor of Relgious Studies, Indiana University: Worship of Mount Govardhan: making the impossible possible.
Ms. Maggie Hadleigh-West, Filmmaker, New Orleans, Louisiana: Film-Video.
Mr. J. C. Hallman, Writer, Perkins, Oklahoma, and Assistant Professor of English, Oklahoma State University: The last monarch.
Ms. Barbara Hammer, Filmmaker, New York City: Film-Video.
Ms. Amy Harmon, National Correspondent, The New York Times: Individuals with autism and their special interests.
Mr. Kyle Harper, Associate Professor of Classics and Letters, University of Oklahoma: A biohistory of the fall of the Roman Empire.
Ms. Sharon Harper, Photographer, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Associate Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University: Photography.
Mr. Bill Hayes, Writer, New York City, and Director for Foundations and Major Gifts, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative: A history of exercise.
Mr. Guy Hedreen, Professor of Art, Williams College: The iambic artist in Greek art, lyric poetry, and Homeric epic.
Ms. Susannah Heschel, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College: The fascination with Islam in modern Jewish thought.
Mr. John Hibbing, Foundation Regents Professor of Political Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln: Biology and political participation.
Ms. Jennifer Homans, Writer, New York City, and Distinguished Scholar in Residence, New York University: George Balanchine: A history.
Ms. Channa Horwitz, Artist, Los Angeles, California: Fine Arts.


Mr. Major Jackson, Poet, South Burlington, Vermont, and Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor of English, University of Vermont: Poetry.
Mr. Joel Janowitz, Artist, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Fine Arts.
Ms. Maya Jasanoff, Professor of History, Center for European Studies, Harvard University: The worlds of Joseph Conrad.
Mr. Adam Johnson, Writer, San Francisco, California, and Associate Professor of English, Stanford University: Fiction.
Mr. Bill Johnston, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Indiana University: A new translation of Adam Mickiewicz’s Pan Tadeusz.
Mr. Troy Jollimore, Poet, Chico, California, and Professor of Philosophy, California State University, Chico: Poetry.
Kimsooja, Artist, Long Island City, New York: Film-Video.


Dr. Robert Klitzman
, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University: Ethical, legal, and social implications of assisted reproductive technology.
Mr. Amer Kobaslija, Artist, New York City, and Assistant Professor of Art, Gettysburg College: Fine Arts.
Mr. Michael Kolster, Photographer, Brunswick, Maine, and Associate Professor of Art, Bowdoin College: Photography.
Ms. Harriet Korman, Artist, Long Island City, New York, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Fine Art, The Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY: Fine Arts.
Mr. Samuel Kou, Professor of Statistics, Harvard University: Statistical inference of dynamic systems via the Gaussian Emulator.
Ms. Judith F. Kroll, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Linguistics, and Women's Studies, Pennsylvania State University: Bilingual minds and brains.
Ms. Nora Krug, Artist, Brooklyn, New York, and Associate Professor of Illustration, Parsons The New School for Design: Fine Arts.
Ms. Rachel Kushner, Writer, Los Angeles, California: Fiction.


Ms. Jane Landers
, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, Vanderbilt University: African kingdoms, black republics, and free black towns across the Iberian Atlantic.
Ms. Deana Lawson, Photographer, Brooklyn, New York, and Lecturer in Visual Arts, Princeton University: Photography.
Mr. Ben Lerner, Poet, Brooklyn, New York, and Associate Professor of English, Brooklyn College, CUNY: Poetry.
Mr. Michael Lesy, Professor of Literary Journalism, Hampshire College: Looking Backwards/Stereo-graphic Images of the World at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century,1900-1910
Mr. Zhongjie Lin, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, University of North Carolina, Charlotte: China’s emerging new-town movement.
Ms. Lilla LoCurto, Artist, Brooklyn, New York: Fine Arts. (Jointly With William Outcault)
Ms. Marie Losier, Filmmaker, New York City, and Filmmaker and Film Programmer, French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF): Film-Video.
Ms. Julia Reinhard Lupton, Professor of English, University of California, Irvine: Habitation, hospitality, and design of dwellings in Shakespeare’s plays.
Ms. Deborah Luster, Photographer, New Orleans, Louisiana: Photography.
Ms. Catherine Lutz, Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of Anthropology and International Studies, Brown University: Emerging popular histories of the post-9/11 wars.


Ms. Natalie Mahowald
, Associate Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University: Indirect effect of aerosol on biogeochemistry and climate.
Mr. Jeff Malmberg, Filmmaker, Los Angeles, California: Film-Video.
Mr. Jon Marans, Playwright, New York City: Playwriting.
Mr. Ben Marcus, Writer, New York City, and Associate Professor, School of the Arts, Columbia University: Fiction.
Ms. Cleopatra Mathis, Poet, Post Mills, Vermont, and Frederick Sessions Beebe '35 Professor in the Art of Writing, Dartmouth College: Poetry.
Ms. Elaine Tyler May, Regents Professor of American Studies and History, University of Minnesota: The American quest for security, 1960 to the present.
Ms. Patricia McAnany, Kenan Eminent Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Heritage without irony: transcultural dialogue at a busy intersection.
Mr. David McDonald, Artist, Culver City, California: Fine Arts.
Mr. David Means, Writer, Upper Nyack, New York, and Visiting Associate Professor, Vassar College: Fiction.
Ms. Myra Melford, Composer, Berkeley, California, and Associate Professor of Music, University of California, Berkeley: Music Composition.
Mr. Alexander Merkurjev, Professor of Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles: Complexity of homogeneous spaces.
Ms. Robin Miller, Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities and Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature, Brandeis University: Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and the small of this world.
Mr. Elijah Millgram, E. E. Ericksen Professor of Philosophy, University of Utah: John Stuart Mill and the meaning of life.
Mr. Carman Moore, Composer, New York City: Music Composition
Mr. Paul Moravec, Composer, New York City, and University Professor, Department of Music, Adelphi University: Music Composition.
Ms. Carrie Moyer, Artist, Brooklyn, New York, and Associate Professor of Art and Art History, Hunter College, CUNY: Fine Arts.


Ms. Sylvia Nasar
, Writer, Tarrytown, New York, and John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Business Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism: The story of Soviet collaborators, spies, and agents of influence in the final year of World War II.


Mr. Kevin Ohi, Professor of English, Boston College: Queer literary transmission.
Mr. Ian Olds, Filmmaker, Brooklyn, New York: Film-Video.
Ms. Patti Oleon, Artist, San Francisco, California: Fine Arts.
Mr. William Outcault, Artist, Brooklyn, New York: Fine Arts. (Jointly With Lilla LoCurto)


Mr. Scott Page, Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics, University of Michigan: Diversity, complexity, and institutions.
Mr. David Parker, Choreographer, New York City, and Director, The Bang Group, Inc.: Choreography.
Ms. Laura Parnes, Filmmaker, Brooklyn, New York, and Adjunct Professor, Maryland Institute College of Art: Film-Video.
Mr. Christian Patterson, Photographer, Brooklyn, New York: Photography.
Ms. Catherine Peichel, Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington: Connecting genotype, phenotype, and fitness.
Ms. Indira Peterson, David B. Truman Professor of Asian Studies, Mount Holyoke College: Drama, the court, and the public in early modern South India.
Ms. Ann Pibal, Artist, North Bennington, Vermont, and Visual Arts Faculty Member, Bennington College: Fine Arts.
Ms. Joanna Picciotto, Associate Professor of English, University of California, Berkeley: The physico-theological vision.
Mr. Jean-Michel Pilc, Composer, Brooklyn, New York, and Adjunct Professor, Steinhardt Jazz Studies, New York University: Music Composition.
Ms. Claire Porter, Choreographer, Teaneck, New Jersey, and Artistic Director, Claire Porter/PORTABLES: Choreography.
Mr. Narong Prangcharoen, Composer, Kansas City, Missouri: Music Composition.
Ms. Leah Price, Professor of English, Harvard University: Book fetish: how rethinking the printed past can transform our digital future.

Mr. Charan Ranganath, Professor, Department of Psychology and Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis: Brain systems that enable memory-guided behavior.
Mr. Leonardo Rastelli, Associate Professor, C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stony Brook University, SUNY: The superconformal bootstrap program.
Mr. Richard L. Roberts, Frances and Charles Field Professor of History, Stanford University: Marriages and households in African history.
Mr. Carlin Romano, Writer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Ursinus College: Is there an Asian philosophy?.
Mr. Harry Roseman, Artist, Poughkeepsie, New York, and Professor of Art, Vassar College: Fine Arts.
Mr. David Rosenberg, Writer, Miami, Florida: A life in a poem: memoir of a rebellious Bible translator.
Mr. Mathew Rosenblum, Composer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Professor of Music, University of Pittsburgh: Music Composition.
Ms. Sophia Rosenfeld, Professor of History, University of Virginia: The choices we make: the roots of modern freedom.
Ms. Susan Rotroff, Jarvis Thurston and Mona van Duyn Professor in the Humanities, Washington University in St. Louis: The introduction of the red-figure style and the ceramic chronology of Late Archaic Athens (ca. 530-480 BCE).
Mr. Phillip Round, Professor of English and American Indian Studies, University of Iowa: The collaborative practice of early native literature.


Mr. Ira Sachs, Filmmaker, New York City, an Associate Professor, Graduate Film Program, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University: Film-Video.
Mr. Leigh Schmidt, Edward C. Mallinckrodt University Professor, Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, Washington University in St. Louis: Public atheism: an American history.
Mr. Gary Schneider, Photographer, Brookhaven, New York, and Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University: Photography.
Mr. David Scott, Professor of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles: Art and authenticity.
Mr. Daniel Sharfstein, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School: Thunder in the mountains: the clash of two American legends, Oliver Otis Howard and Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce.
Ms. Brenda Shaughnessy, Poet, Brooklyn, New York, and Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing, Rutgers University: Poetry.
Mr. Rahim Shayegan, Associate Professor of Iranian, University of California, Los Angeles: New history of the Sasanian Empire.
Ms. Nancy Sherman, University Professor, Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University: Making peace with war: moral injury and moral repair.
Ms. Sheila Silver, Composer, Spencertown, New York, and Professor of Music, Stony Brook University, SUNY: Music Composition.
Mr. Mike Sinclair, Photographer, Kansas City, Missouri: Photography.
Ms. Elena Sisto, Artist, New York City, and Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Visual Arts: Fine Arts.
Mr. Greg Smith, Filmmaker, Brooklyn, New York: Film-Video.
Mr. Dean Snyder, Artist, Providence, Rhode Island, and Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design: Fine Arts.
Mr. Chris Sollars, Artist, San Francisco, California, and Adjunct Professor, California College of the Arts: Fine Arts.
Mr. Alec Soth, Photographer, St. Paul, Minnesota: Photography.
Mr. Valerio Spada, Photographer, Pianello Val Tidone, Italy: Photography.
Ms. Jacqueline Stevens, Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University: 200 percent American.
Ms. Kristen Stilt, Professor of Law and of History, Northwestern University School of Law: Constitutional Islam: genealogies, transmissions, and meanings.
Ms. Karen Sullivan, Irma Brandeis Professor of Romance Culture and Literature, Bard College: The danger of romance.
Ms. Terese Svoboda, Writer, New York City: Fiction.


Ms. Ann Taves, Professor of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara: Revelatory events: extra-ordinary experiences and new visionary movements.
Ms. Nora Taylor, Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago: The memory of performance.
Ms. Leslie Thornton, Filmmaker, Brooklyn, New York, and Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University: Film-Video.
Mr. Thomas Travisano, Professor of English, Hartwick College: A new critical biography of Elizabeth Bishop.

Mr. Marc Van De Mieroop, Professor of History, Columbia University: Masters of truth in ancient Babylonia.
Mr. Marten H. van Kerkwijk, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto: Merging white dwarfs and thermonuclear supernovae.
Ms. Mary Jo Vath, Artist, New York City, and Adjunct Instructor, School of Visual Arts: Fine Arts.
Mr. Richard von Glahn, Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles: The economic history of China from antiquity to the nineteenth century.


Ms. Anne Waldman, Poet, New York City, and Artistic Director and Core Faculty, Summer Writing Program, Naropa University: Poetry.
Mr. Brett Walker, Regents Professor of History, Montana State University: Asbestos and the unmaking of the modern world.
Ms. Susan Wanklyn, Artist, Brooklyn, New York, and Art Director, Hachette Book Group: Fine Arts.
Mr. Joshua Weiner, Poet, Washington, D.C., and Associate Professor of English, University of Maryland: Poetry.
Mr. Robert Weller, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Boston University: Religious pluralism in China.
Mr. Colson Whitehead, Writer, New York City, and Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing, Princeton University: Fiction.


Ms. Ann Zabludoff, Professor of Astronomy, University of Arizona: Discovering the first galaxies with a new kind of gravitational lens telescope.
Mr. Dongping Zhong, Robert Smith Professor of Physics and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ohio State University: Biological dynamics imaging in space and time by four-dimensional electron microscopy.