On April 7, 2021, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of Guggenheim Fellowships to a diverse group of 184 scholars, artists, and writers. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninety-sixth competition.

Fellow Year Category Field of Study
Rez Abbasi 2021Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Amy Adler 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Ufuk Akcigit 2021Social SciencesEconomics
Sama Alshaibi 2021Creative ArtsPhotography
Priyanga Amarasekare 2021Natural SciencesBiology
R. Lanier Anderson 2021HumanitiesPhilosophy
Ali Anooshahr 2021HumanitiesSouth & Southeast Asian Studies
Ephraim Asili 2021Creative ArtsFilm-Video
Brandon Ballengée 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Vincent Barletta 2021HumanitiesMedieval & Renaissance History
Ellen Bass 2021Creative ArtsPoetry
Marisa Anne Bass 2021HumanitiesEarly Modern Studies
Lisa Beck 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Ashkan Behzadi 2021Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Joshua Bennett 2021HumanitiesAmerican Literature
William Bialek 2021Natural SciencesPhysics
Dara Birnbaum 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Alexandre Blais 2021Natural SciencesPhysics
Suzanne Bloom 2021Creative ArtsPhotography
L. M. Bogad 2021HumanitiesTheatre Arts and Performance Studies
A.K. Burns 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Keith L. Camacho 2021Social SciencesAnthropology and Cultural Studies
Crystal Z Campbell 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Enrique Chagoya 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Christopher J. Chang 2021Natural SciencesChemistry
Alexander Chee 2021Creative ArtsGeneral Nonfiction
Don Mee Choi 2021Creative ArtsPoetry
Peter Christensen 2021HumanitiesArchitecture, Planning and Design
Kamari Clarke 2021Social SciencesAnthropology and Cultural Studies
Andrea Cohen 2021Creative ArtsPoetry
Jessica Cohen 2021HumanitiesTranslation
William Cordova 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Raúl Coronado 2021HumanitiesAmerican Literature
Robyn Creswell 2021HumanitiesLiterary Criticism
Keren Cytter 2021Creative ArtsFilm-Video
Julie Nelson Davis 2021HumanitiesFine Arts Research
Elizabeth Mary DeLoughrey 2021HumanitiesLiterary Criticism
Donnacha Dennehy 2021Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Mesmin Destin 2021Social SciencesPsychology
Arjun Dey 2021Natural SciencesAstronomy–Astrophysics
Zosha Di Castri 2021Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Suhas Diggavi 2021Natural SciencesEngineering
Simon Doubleday 2021HumanitiesMedieval & Renaissance History
Luba Drozd 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Tarek El-Ariss 2021HumanitiesLiterary Criticism
Tommie-Waheed Evans 2021Creative ArtsChoreography
Lenore Fahrig 2021Natural SciencesGeography and Environmental Studies
Oscar E. Fernandez 2021Natural SciencesApplied Mathematics
Emil Ferris 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Maureen Fleming 2021Creative ArtsChoreography
Eve Fowler 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Ian Frazier 2021Creative ArtsGeneral Nonfiction
Richard Allen Frishman 2021Creative ArtsPhotography
Lilian Garcia-Roig 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
John S. Garrison 2021HumanitiesEnglish Literature
Edward Gauvin 2021HumanitiesTranslation
William Giraldi 2021Creative ArtsGeneral Nonfiction
David Goldstein 2021HumanitiesLinguistics
Michelle Grabner 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Emily Joan Greble 2021HumanitiesEuropean and Latin American History
Kaitlyn Greenidge 2021Creative ArtsFiction
Farah Jasmine Griffin 2021Creative ArtsGeneral Nonfiction
Michael Gubser 2021HumanitiesIntellectual and Cultural History
Diana Guerrero-Maciá 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Cindy Hahamovitch 2021HumanitiesU.S. History
Josephine Halvorson 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Sidney R. Hemming 2021Natural SciencesEarth Science
Ed Hill 2021Creative ArtsPhotography
Guanglei Hong 2021Social SciencesEducation
Steven P. Hopkins 2021HumanitiesReligion
Christopher L. Huggins 2021Creative ArtsChoreography
Faren Humes 2021Creative ArtsFilm-Video
Mitchell S. Jackson 2021Creative ArtsFiction
Zig Jackson 2021Creative ArtsPhotography
Lochlann Jain 2021HumanitiesHistory of Science, Technology and Economics
Michael Jang 2021Creative ArtsPhotography
Victoria Johnson 2021Creative ArtsBiography
Reece Jones 2021Natural SciencesGeography and Environmental Studies
Tayari Jones 2021Creative ArtsFiction
Joan Judge 2021HumanitiesEast Asian Studies
Vicky Kalogera 2021Natural SciencesAstronomy–Astrophysics
Amalia D. Kessler 2021Social SciencesConstitutional Studies
Sung Hwan Kim 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Paul J. Kosmin 2021HumanitiesClassics
Seth Koven 2021HumanitiesIntellectual and Cultural History
Richard Kraft 2021Creative ArtsFilm-Video
Jesse Krimes 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Eugenia Kumacheva 2021Natural SciencesChemistry
Stephen Kuusisto 2021Creative ArtsPoetry
Jennifer Lackey 2021HumanitiesPhilosophy
Mike Lew 2021Creative ArtsDrama and Performance Art
Ken Light 2021Creative ArtsPhotography
Sandra Lim 2021Creative ArtsPoetry
Karen Lofgren 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Irene E. Lusztig 2021Creative ArtsFilm-Video
Sky Macklay 2021Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Jill Magid 2021Creative ArtsFilm-Video
Elizabeth Malaska 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Stephen Marc 2021Creative ArtsPhotography
Isabela Mares 2021Social SciencesPolitical Science
Miya Masaoka 2021Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Daniel Mason 2021Creative ArtsFiction
Alison McAlpine 2021Creative ArtsFilm-Video
Adriana Darielle Mejía Briscoe 2021Natural SciencesBiology
Atif Mian 2021Social SciencesEconomics
Amira Mittermaier 2021HumanitiesReligion
Helen Molesworth 2021Creative ArtsGeneral Nonfiction
Alexandre Moratto 2021Creative ArtsFilm-Video
Tracie Morris 2021Creative ArtsPoetry
Kevin J. Mumford 2021HumanitiesU.S. History
Susan Murray 2021Creative ArtsFilm, Video, & New Media Studies
José Ome Navarrete Mazatl 2021Creative ArtsChoreography
Jason Nieh 2021Natural SciencesComputer Science
Chon Noriega 2021HumanitiesFine Arts Research
Kevin Lewis O’Neill 2021Social SciencesAnthropology and Cultural Studies
Nkeiru Okoye 2021Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Pepón Osorio 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Laura Otis 2021HumanitiesEnglish Literature
Imani Perry 2021HumanitiesIntellectual and Cultural History
Steven Phelps 2021Natural SciencesNeuroscience
Seth D. Pollak 2021Social SciencesPsychology
Lisa Pon 2021HumanitiesFine Arts Research
Bianca Premo 2021HumanitiesEuropean and Latin American History
George Prochnik 2021Creative ArtsGeneral Nonfiction
Laurence Ralph 2021Social SciencesAnthropology and Cultural Studies
Kameelah Janan Rasheed 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Tamara Reynolds 2021Creative ArtsPhotography
Ronit Ricci 2021HumanitiesSouth & Southeast Asian Studies
Jonathan A. Rodden 2021Social SciencesPolitical Science
John A. Rogers 2021Natural SciencesEngineering
Jono Rotman 2021Creative ArtsPhotography
Julia Rudolph 2021Social SciencesLaw
Victoria Sambunaris 2021Creative ArtsPhotography
Eric W. Sanderson 2021Natural SciencesGeography and Environmental Studies
Igor Santos 2021Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Debarati Sanyal 2021HumanitiesEuropean and Latin American Literature
Kaneza Schaal 2021Creative ArtsDrama and Performance Art
Rebecca Schneider 2021HumanitiesTheatre Arts and Performance Studies
Dread Scott 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Todd Shepard 2021HumanitiesEuropean and Latin American History
James Siena 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Annie Silverstein 2021Creative ArtsFilm-Video
Helen Simoneau 2021Creative ArtsChoreography
Cauleen Smith 2021Creative ArtsFilm-Video
Jane South 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Annie Sprinkle 2021Creative ArtsFilm-Video
Wendell Steavenson 2021Creative ArtsGeneral Nonfiction
Beth Stephens 2021Creative ArtsFilm-Video
Bill Sullivan 2021Creative ArtsPhotography
Robert Sullivan 2021Creative ArtsGeneral Nonfiction
Sarah Cameron Sunde 2021Creative ArtsDrama and Performance Art
Helen Sung 2021Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Ron Tarver 2021Creative ArtsPhotography
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor 2021HumanitiesU.S. History
Michelle Tea 2021Creative ArtsGeneral Nonfiction
Craig Morgan Teicher 2021Creative ArtsPoetry
Roberto José Tejada 2021Creative ArtsPoetry
F. Akif Tezcan 2021Natural SciencesChemistry
Jorge Thielen Armand 2021Creative ArtsFilm-Video
Heather Ann Thompson 2021HumanitiesU.S. History
Melissa Thorne 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Michael Tonry 2021Social SciencesLaw
Tourmaline 2021Creative ArtsFilm-Video
Ming Tsao 2021Creative ArtsMusic Composition
James Tweedie 2021HumanitiesFilm, Video, & New Media Studies
Rodrigo Valenzuela 2021Creative ArtsPhotography
Laura van den Berg 2021Creative ArtsFiction
Chris Verene 2021Creative ArtsPhotography
Elio Villafranca 2021Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Connie Voisine 2021Creative ArtsPoetry
Roslyn Weiss 2021HumanitiesPhilosophy
Tisa Wenger 2021HumanitiesReligion
Paige West 2021Social SciencesAnthropology and Cultural Studies
Christopher Williams 2021Creative ArtsChoreography
Peter B. Williams 2021Creative ArtsFine Arts
Patrick C M Wong 2021HumanitiesLinguistics
Mark Wunderlich 2021Creative ArtsPoetry
Paul Yoon 2021Creative ArtsFiction
Katherine Young 2021Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Nina C. Young 2021Creative ArtsMusic Composition
Jake Yuzna 2021Creative ArtsFilm-Video
Tara Zahra 2021HumanitiesEuropean and Latin American History
Kate Zambreno 2021Creative ArtsGeneral Nonfiction
Geneviève Zubrzycki 2021Social SciencesSociology