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2020 Guggenheim Fellowship winners announced

Apr 9, 2020

2020 Guggenheim Fellowship winners announced

On April 8, 2020, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of Guggenheim Fellowships to a diverse group of 175 writers, scholars, artists, and scientists. 2020 Fellows are drawn from 53 scholarly disciplines and artistic fields, 78 different academic institutions, 31 states and the District of Columbia, and 2 Canadian provinces. Close to 60 Fellows have no full-time college or university affiliation. Scroll down for a list of the new Fellows, with links to their biographical statements and selected websites.

Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen through a rigorous peer-review process from almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninety-sixth competition. Since its establishment in 1925, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has granted more than $375 million in Fellowships to over 18,000 individuals, among whom are scores of Nobel laureates, Fields Medalists, poets laureate, members of the national academies, winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Turing Award, Bancroft Prize, National Book Award, and many other internationally recognized honors.

Created by Senator Simon and Olga Guggenheim in memory of their son, the Guggenheim Fellowship program remains a significant source of support for artists, scholars in the humanities and social sciences, and scientific researchers. In addition to the generous support of Senator Simon and Mrs. Olga Guggenheim, new and continuing donations from friends, Trustees, former Fellows, and other foundations have ensured that the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation will maintain its historic mission. An exceptionally generous bequest in 2019 from the estate of the great American novelist Philip Roth, a Fellow in 1959, is providing partial support for the wide variety of writers supported by the Foundation.

  • Rheim Alkadhi, Artist, Berlin, Germany. Field: Fine Arts
  • Arturo Arias, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Department of Spanish Literature and Culture, University of California, Merced: Recovering Lost Footprints: Contemporary Mexican Indigenous Narratives. Field: Literary Criticism
  • Lawrie Balfour, Professor of Politics, University of Virginia: Imagining Freedom: Toni Morrison and the Work of Words. Field: American Literature
  • Blitz Bazawule, Filmmaker, Atlanta, Georgia. Field: Film-Video
  • Sanford Biggers, Artist, New York City. Field: Fine Arts
  • J Stoner Blackwell, Artist, Bennington, Vermont; Fine Arts Faculty Member, Bennington College. Field: Fine Arts
  • Suzanne Hitt Bocanegra, Artist, New York City. Field: Fine Arts
  • Edyta M. Bojanowska, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Yale University: Empire and the Russian Classics. Field: European & Latin American Literature
  • Pia Borg, Filmmaker, Valencia, California; Associate Director of Experimental Animation, California Institute of the Arts. Field: Film-Video
  • Jenny Boully, Writer, Evanston, Illinois; Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, Columbia College Chicago. Field: General Nonfiction
  • Mark Philip Bradley, Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of History, University of Chicago: When the World Went South: A History of the Global South and the Making of Our Times. Field: Intellectual & Cultural History
  • Diane K. Brentari, Mary K. Werkman Professor of Linguistics and Co-Director of the Center for Gesture, Sign and Language, University of Chicago: Observing the Creation of Language. Field: Linguistics
  • Alice Leora Briggs, Artist, Tucson, Arizona. Field: Fine Arts
  • Taylor Brook, Composer, New York City; Core Lecturer in Music, Columbia University. Field: Music Composition
  • Lisa Brooks, Professor of English and American Studies, Amherst College: Tracking Molsemsis: An Indigenous and Environmental History of Eastern Coyote. Field: Geography & Environmental Studies
  • Amy Nelson Burnett, Professor of History, University of Nebraska, Lincoln: The Religious Republic of Letters: Correspondence Networks in Reformation Germany. Field: Intellectual & Cultural History
  • Sarah Buss, Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan: How to Be Coherent and How Coherent to Be. Field: Philosophy
  • Robert Campany, Professor of Asian Studies, Vanderbilt University: Dreaming and Self-Cultivation in China, 300 BCE-800 CE. Field: Religion
  • James T. Campbell, Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History, Stanford University: Freedom Now: The Mississippi Freedom Movement in History and Memory. Field: U.S. History
  • Suzanne Caporael, Artist, Lakeville, Connecticut. Field: Fine Arts
  • Hector Carrillo, Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University: The Afterlife of Documents: Identity, Mobility, and the Genealogical Imagination. Field: Sociology
  • Oscar Cásares, Writer, Austin, Texas; Associate Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin. Field: Fiction
  • Anne Cattaneo, Dramaturg, Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City: Heinrich von Kleist: An Appreciation for American Readers. Field: Theatre Arts
  • Shu Lea Cheang, Artist, New York City. Field: Fine Arts
  • Liz Cohen, Photographer, Phoenix, Arizona; Associate Professor, School of Art, Arizona State University. Field: Photography
  • Chico Colvard, Filmmaker, Somerville, Massachusetts; Assistant Professor, Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Field: Film-Video
  • Dilip da Cunha, Architect, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Adjunct Professor of Architecture, Columbia University; Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design, Harvard University: Ocean of Rain. Field: Architecture, Planning, & Design
  • Moyra Davey, Filmmaker, New York City. Field: Film-Video
  • Guillermina De Ferrari, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Wisconsin, Madison: Broken Tropics, Arts of Contingency. Field: European & Latin American Literature
  • Janet Delaney, Photographer, Berkeley, California. Field: Photography
  • Martin DiCicco, Filmmaker, Brooklyn, New York. Field: Film-Video
  • Michael Dickman, Poet, Princeton, New Jersey; Lecturer in Creative Writing, Princeton University. Field: Poetry
  • Jennifer Doudna, Professor and Executive Director, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley: Genome Editing in the Biosphere. Field: Biology
  • Yaacob Dweck, Professor of History, Princeton University: Rabbinic Reactionaries in the Sephardic Diaspora: Notes on a Social Type. Field: European & Latin American History
  • David Dyzenhaus, University Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Toronto: The Politics of Legal Space. Field: Law
  • Dyan Elliott, Professor of History, Northwestern University: The Quick and the Dead: the Medieval Church and the Exhumation of Christians. Field: Medieval & Renaissance History
  • Marti Epstein, Composer, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Professor of Composition, Berklee College of Music. Field: Music Composition
  • Kate Flint, Provost Professor of Art History and English, University of Southern California: The Long Today: Victorian Culture and Environmental Change. Field: Fine Arts Research
  • Michael Frank, Writer, New York City. Field: General Nonfiction
  • Ellen Fullman, Composer, Berkeley, California. Field: Music Composition
  • Elina Gertsman, Professor of Art History and Art, Case Western Reserve University: Withdrawal and Presence: Visualizing Medieval Abstraction. Field: Fine Arts Research
  • David Gompper, Composer, Iowa City, Iowa; Professor, Voxman School of Music, University of Iowa. Field: Music Composition
  • Jeff Goodell, Writer, Austin, Texas. Field: General Nonfiction
  • Robert Gooding-Williams, M. Moran Weston/Black Alumni Council Professor of African-American Studies, Professor of Philosophy and of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Columbia University: Du Bois’s Political Aesthetics: The Moral Psychology of White Supremacy and the Ends of Beauty. Field: Philosophy
  • Alison Gopnik, Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley: First Explore, Then Exploit: Formulating a Cognitive, Computational, and Evolutionary Theory of Childhood. Field: Psychology
  • Eric Gottesman, Photographer, Greenwich, Connecticut; Assistant Professor of Photography, SUNY Purchase. Field: Photography
  • Garth Greenwell, Writer, Iowa City, Iowa. Field: Fiction
  • James Grier, Professor of Music History, University of Western Ontario: The Foundations of Musical Literacy in the Medieval West 800-1100: Oral and Written Transmission of Early Plainsong. Field: Music Research
  • Jonathan Gruber, Ford Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: How Much Money Can We Save by Eradicating Hepatitis C? Field: Economics
  • Anna Grzymala-Busse, Professor of Politics, Stanford University: The Medieval Religious Origins of the European State. Field: Political Science
  • Tyrell Haberkorn, Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Wisconsin, Madison: Dictatorship on Trial in Thailand. Field: South Asian Studies
  • Leor Halevi, Associate Professor of History and Associate Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University: Everyday Salafism in an Entangled World: The Saudi Spirit of Global Exchange in the Century of Bin Baz (d. 1999). Field: Religion
  • Janice N. Harrington, Poet, Champaign, Illinois; Professor of English, University of Illinois. Field: Poetry
  • David Hertzberg, Composer, Los Angeles, California. Field: Music Composition
  • Leslie Hewitt, Artist, New York City; Associate Professor of Art, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Field: Fine Arts
  • Sky Hopinka, Filmmaker, Ferndale, Washington. Field: Film-Video
  • José-Luis Hurtado, Composer, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition, University of New Mexico. Field: Music Composition
  • Sabine Iatridou, Professor of Linguistics, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Quexistentials and Their Significance for Linguistic Theory. Field: Linguistics
  • Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Playwright, Brooklyn, New York; Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Theatre and Dance, University of Texas at Austin. Field: Drama & Performance Art
  • Patrick Jagoda, Professor of English and Cinema & Media Studies, University of Chicago: Story Lab: Collaborative Narrative Methods for a Transmedia Era. Field: Film, Video, & New Media Studies
  • Christopher Jarzynski, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland: Nanoscale Thermodynamics beyond Idealizations. Field: Physics
  • Steffani Jemison, Artist, Brooklyn, New York; Assistant Professor of Media, Department of Art & Design, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Field: Fine Arts
  • Lacy M. Johnson, Writer, Houston, Texas; Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing, Rice University. Field: General Nonfiction
  • Olivia Judson, Writer, Berlin, Germany: Dance of Rock and Life: Energy, Evolution, and the Transformation of the Earth. Field: Science Writing
  • Susan Juster, Rhys Isaac Collegiate Professor of History, University of Michigan: A Common Grave: A Material History of Catholics in English America. Field: U.S. History
  • Benjamin Kahan, Associate Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Louisiana State University: Sexual Aim and Its Misses. Field: Literary Criticism
  • Vera Keller, Associate Professor of History, University of Oregon: Curating the German Enlightenment: Johann Daniel Major (1634-1693) and the Experimental Century. Field: Intellectual & Cultural History
  • Alex Ketley, Choreographer, Woodacre, California; Lecturer in Theater and Performing Studies, Stanford University. Field: Choreography
  • Osman Khan, Artist, Detroit, Michigan; Associate Professor, Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan. Field: Fine Arts
  • Stacy Kranitz, Photographer, Smithville, Tennessee. Field: Photography
  • Gabrielle Lamb, Choreographer, New York City. Field: Choreography
  • Penny Lane, Filmmaker, Brooklyn, New York. Field: Film-Video
  • Zun Lee, Photographer, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Field: Photography
  • Zoe Leonard, Photographer, Brooklyn, New York. Field: Photography
  • Ellen Lesperance, Artist, Portland, Oregon. Field: Fine Arts
  • Mark LeVine, Professor of History, University of California, Irvine: The Kakuma Sound: Rerooting the Past, Composing the Future. Field: Music Research
  • Yiyun Li, Writer, Princeton, New Jersey; Professor of Creative Writing, Princeton University. Field: Fiction
  • Ada Limón, Poet, Lexington, Kentucky. Field: Poetry
  • Ethan Lipton, Playwright, Brooklyn, New York. Field: Drama & Performance Art
  • Steve Locke, Artist, Brooklyn, New York; Professor of Painting, Pratt Institute. Field: Fine Arts
  • Valeria Luiselli, Writer, Bronx, New York; Writer in Residence, Bard College. Field: Fiction
  • Alexandre Lunsqui, Composer, New York City; Assistant Professor of Music, São Paulo State University. Field: Music Composition
  • Andrej Lupták, Professor, Departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of California, Irvine: Regulation of the Transcriptome by Light. Field: Biology
  • Jian Ma, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University: Algorithms for Comparing Genome Organization. Field: Computer Science
  • Frank Magilligan, Professor of Geography, Dartmouth College: Watershed Moments: Science, Values, and American Rivers. Field: Geography & Environmental Studies
  • Christian Marois, Astronomer SRO, National Research Council of Canada; Adjunct Associate Professor and Research Officer of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria: Enabling Key Technologies and New Discoveries for Imaging Another Earth. Field: Astronomy–Astrophysics
  • Žibuoklė Martinaitytė, Composer, New York City. Field: Music Composition
  • Jenny McPhee, Clinical Assistant Professor, Academic Director, Center for Applied Liberal Arts, New York University: A New Translation of Elsa Morante’s First Novel Menzogna e sortilegio (1948). Field: Translation
  • Rebecca Mead, Writer, London, England. Field: General Nonfiction
  • Raymond Meeks, Photographer, Ancramdale, New York. Field: Photography
  • Philip Metres, Poet, University Heights, Ohio; Professor of English, John Carroll University. Field: Poetry
  • Bernadette Meyler, Carl and Sheila Spaeth Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Professor (by Courtesy) of English, Stanford University: Common Law Originalism: The Constitution’s Contested Meanings. Field: Constitutional Studies
  • Robert Millis, Composer, Seattle, Washington. Field: Music Composition
  • Helen Mirra, Artist, Muir Beach, California. Field: Fine Arts
  • Gordon Ennis Moore, Artist, New York City. Field: Fine Arts
  • Cyrilla Mozenter, Artist, Stony Point, New York. Field: Fine Arts
  • Shaylih Muehlmann, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia: Women’s Activism Against Drug War Violence. Field: Anthropology & Cultural Studies
  • Joan R. Najita, Chief Scientist, NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory (NOIRLab). Field: Astronomy–Astrophysics
  • Angel Nevarez, Artist, Brooklyn, New York; Faculty of Art, Media and Technology, New School University. Field: Fine Arts (jointly with Valerie Tevere)
  • Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Poet, Oxford, Mississippi; Professor of English, University of Mississippi. Field: Poetry
  • Celeste Ng, Writer, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Field: Fiction
  • Sigrid Nunez, Writer, New York City. Field: Fiction
  • Lisa Olstein, Poet, Austin, Texas; Professor, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin. Field: Poetry
  • Chris Otter, Associate Professor of History, The Ohio State University: The Technosphere: A Deep Human History. Field: History of Science, Technology, & Economics
  • Clifford Owens, Artist, Jersey City, New Jersey; Guest Faculty of Visual and Studio Art, Sarah Lawrence College. Field: Fine Arts
  • Josh Pacewicz, Associate Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies, Brown University: Architects of the Divided States: Legislators, Lobbyists, and Advocates in Polarized Times. Field: Sociology
  • Sarah Parcak, Professor of Anthropology, University of Alabama at Birmingham: Surviving Collapse: The Global History of Human Resilience. Field: Anthropology & Cultural Studies
  • Jennifer Pastor, Artist, Los Angeles, California; Professor, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, University of California, Irvine. Field: Fine Arts
  • H. Glenn Penny, Professor of History, University of Iowa: Beyond Colonial Questions: Being German in Guatemala from the 1880s through the 1980s. Field: European & Latin American History
  • Nathaniel Persily, James B. McClatchy Professor of Law, Stanford University: Securing a Democratic Digital Future. Field: Law
  • Helen Phillips, Writer, Brooklyn, New York; Associate Professor of English, Brooklyn College, CUNY. Field: Fiction
  • Kim Phillips-Fein, Professor of History, New York University: Defending Inequality: The American Business Tradition. Field: U.S. History
  • David A. Pietz, Professor of History, University of Arizona: Death and Life on the Yangtze: Extinction, Conservation, and Environmental Change in Modern China. Field: East Asian Studies
  • Shamel Pitts, Choreographer, Brooklyn, New York. Field: Choreography
  • Robert Léopold Polidori, Photographer, New York City. Field: Photography
  • Jana Prikryl, Poet, Brooklyn, New York. Field: Poetry
  • Tahera Qutbuddin, Professor of Arabic Literature, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago: ʿAli ibn Abi Talib: Life, Teachings, and Eloquence of the Sage of Islam. Field: Near Eastern Studies
  • Kavita Ramanan, Roland George Dwight Richardson University Professor and Professor of Applied Mathematics, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University: High-dimensional Interacting Random Processes. Field: Applied Mathematics
  • Eric Rebillard, Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities, Department of Classics, Cornell University: Redescribing the Triumph of Christianity. Field: Classics
  • Camille Robcis, Associate Professor of French and History, Columbia University: The Gender Question: Populism, National Reproduction, and the Crisis of Representation. Field: Intellectual & Cultural History
  • Linda Foard Roberts, Photographer, Waxhaw, North Carolina. Field: Photography
  • Alexander Rose, Writer, Chappaqua, New York. Field: General Nonfiction
  • Lawrence Rosenwald, Anne Pierce Rogers Professor of English, Wellesley College: Towards a Pacifist Criticism. Field: Literary Criticism
  • Tina Satter, Playwright, Brooklyn, New York. Field: Drama & Performance Art
  • Rebecca Saxe, John W. Jarve (1978) Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Why We Punish. Field: Neuroscience
  • Susanna Schellenberg, Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Rutgers University: The Neural Basis of Perception: Discrimination, Information-Processing, and Biases. Field: Philosophy
  • Katy Schimert, Artist, New York City; Associate Professor and Head of Ceramics Department, Rhode Island School of Design. Field: Fine Arts
  • Erica Schoenberger, Professor of Environmental Health and Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University: Where Did Capitalism Come From? A Revised History. Field: History of Science, Technology, & Economics
  • Bryan Schutmaat, Photographer, Austin, Texas. Field: Photography
  • Melissa Schwartzberg, Julius Silver, Roslyn S. Silver, and Enid Silver Winslow Professor of Politics, New York University: Judging Democracy: Jurors, Voters, and the Construction of Equal Citizens. Field: Political Science
  • Jeffrey Sconce, Associate Professor of Radio, Television and Film, Northwestern University: Paracosmic Media. Field: Film, Video, & New Media Studies
  • David Sepkoski, Thomas M. Siebel Chair in History of Science and Professor, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: The Politics of Human Nature: Biological Determinism from Sociobiology to the Human Genome. Field: History of Science, Technology, & Economics
  • Diane Seuss, Poet, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Field: Poetry
  • Yevgeniy Sharlat, Composer, Austin, Texas; Associate Professor of Composition, University of Texas at Austin. Field: Music Composition
  • Mukul Sharma, Professor of Earth Science, Dartmouth College: Utilizing Clay Minerals to Remove Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide. Field: Earth Science
  • Pradeep Sharma, M.D. Anderson Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston: Why Do Some People Hear Music Better Than Others?—An Engineering and Physics Perspective. Field: Engineering
  • Lesley A. Sharp, Barbara Chamberlain & Helen Chamberlain Josefsberg ’30 Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College: Dying Behind Bars: Male Inmate Caregivers and the Prison Hospice Movement in America. Field: Anthropology & Cultural Studies
  • Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Filmmaker, Charleston, West Virginia. Field: Film-Video
  • Anna Shternshis, Al and Malka Green Professor of Yiddish Studies, German Department, Center for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto: Last Yiddish Heroes: A Lost and Found Archive of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union. Field: European & Latin American History
  • Danna Singer, Photographer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Field: Photography
  • Daniel Jordan Smith, Professor of Anthropology, Brown University: Infrastructural Deficiency, State Complicity, and Entrepreneurial Citizenship in Nigeria. Field: African Studies
  • Rachel Louise Snyder, Writer, Washington, DC; Associate Professor of Literature, American University. Field: General Nonfiction
  • Helen Solterer, Professor, French and Francophone Studies & Romance Studies, Department of Romance Studies, Duke University: Timely Fictions: An Early and Modern Almanac in French. Field: Medieval & Renaissance Literature
  • Cammie Staros, Artist, Los Angeles, California; Lecturer in Art, California State University, Long Beach. Field: Fine Arts
  • Susan Steinberg, Writer, San Francisco, California; Professor of English and Department Chair, University of San Francisco. Field: Fiction
  • A.L. Steiner, Filmmaker, Brooklyn, New York; Senior Critic, Yale School of Art. Field: Film-Video
  • Douglas W. Stephan, University Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto: Activation of Strong Bonds by Frustrated Lewis Pairs. Field: Chemistry
  • Andrew Strominger, Gwill E. York Professor of Physics, Harvard University: Resolving the Black Hole Information Paradox. Field: Physics
  • Lloyd Suh, Playwright, South Orange, New Jersey. Field: Drama & Performance Art
  • Catherine Sullivan, Filmmaker, Chicago, Illinois; Associate Professor, University of Chicago. Field: Film-Video
  • Barbara Takenaga, Artist, New York City; Mary A. and William Wirt Warren Professor of Art, Emerita, Williams College. Field: Fine Arts
  • Brian Teare, Poet, Charlottesville, Virginia; Associate Professor of Creative Writing, University of Virginia. Field: Poetry
  • Valerie Tevere, Artist, Brooklyn, New York; Professor of Media Culture, College of Staten Island, CUNY. Field: Fine Arts (jointly with Angel Nevarez)
  • Michael J. Therien, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor, Department of Chemistry, Duke University: Ambient-Temperature Spintronic Materials and Devices Enabled by Soft Matter. Field: Chemistry
  • Larry Towell, Photographer, Bothwell, Ontario, Canada. Field: Photography
  • Tracy Droz Tragos, Filmmaker, Pacific Palisades, California. Field: Film-Video
  • Patricia Treib, Artist, Brooklyn, New York. Field: Fine Arts
  • Victoria-Idongesit Udondian, Artist, New York City. Field: Fine Arts
  • Rick Valelly, Professor of Political Science, Swarthmore College: Uncle Sam’s Closet: Lesbian and Gay Enfranchisement and the American State. Field: Political Science
  • Peter van Agtmael, Photographer, Brooklyn, New York. Field: Photography
  • Chris E. Vargas, Artist, Bellingham, Washington; Assistant Professor, College of Fine and Performing Arts, Western Washington University. Field: Fine Arts
  • Shannon Walsh, Filmmaker, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Associate Professor of Theatre and Film, University of British Columbia. Field: Film-Video
  • Stephanie Wang-Breal, Filmmaker, Brooklyn, New York. Field: Film-Video
  • Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh, Professor of Art History, University of California, Davis: City of 1001 Churches: Architecture, Destruction, and Preservation at a World Heritage Site. Field: Fine Arts Research
  • Caroline Weber, Writer, New York City; Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Barnard College: Swan Song: Belle Epoque Society and the Legends of Lost Time. Field: Biography
  • Martin H. Weissman, Professor of Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz: Visualizing Primes. Field: Mathematics
  • Noah Whiteman, Associate Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley: Most Delicious Poison: How Plant Toxins Changed the World. Field: Biology
  • Amy Wilentz, Writer, Los Angeles, California; Professor of English, University of California, Irvine. Field: General Nonfiction
  • Emily Wilson, Professor of Classical Studies, Graduate Chair in the Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, and College for Women Class of 1963 Term Professor in the Humanities, University of Pennsylvania: Verse Translation of the Iliad. Field: Translation
  • Pamela Wojcik, Professor of Film, Television, and Theatre, University of Notre Dame: Unhomed: Mobility and Placelessness in American Cinema. Field: Film, Video, & New Media Studies
  • Donald Reid Womack, Composer, Honolulu, Hawaii; Professor of Composition and Theory, Faculty of the Center for Japanese Studies and Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawaii. Field: Music Composition
  • Maya Milenovic Workman, Composer, New York City. Field: Music Composition (jointly with Reggie Workman)
  • Reggie Workman, Composer, New York City; Associate Professor, College of Performing Arts, New School University. Field: Music Composition (jointly with Maya Milenovic Workman)
  • Ben Yagoda, Writer, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania: O. Henry in New York. Field: Biography
  • Muhammad Hamid Zaman, Howard Hughes Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University: Resistance and Refugees: Analyzing the Drivers of Antimicrobial Resistance in Refugee Camps in Lebanon and Uganda. Field: Medicine & Health