The New York City-based John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced the winners of its 2020 Guggenheim Fellowships.
Selected from among nearly three thousand applicants on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the hundred and seventy-five fellows represent a wide variety of scholarly and artistic disciplines and include writers, scholars, artists, and scientists. Fellows represent fifty-three scholarly disciplines and artistic fields and seventy-eight academic institutions; sixty fellows have no full-time college or university affiliation. A 2019 bequest from the estate of American novelist Philip Roth, a Guggenheim Fellow in 1959, provided partial support for the writers in the latest class of fellows.
Hailing from thirty-one states, the District of Columbia, and two Canadian provinces, this year's fellows include Leor Halevi, associate professor of history and associate professor of law at Vanderbilt University; Sabine Iatridou, professor of linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; choreographer Alex Ketley, lecturer in theater and performing studies at Stanford University; Muhammad Hamid Zaman, Howard Hughes Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University; Andrej Lupták, professor in the Departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, and Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry at the University of California, Irvine; artists Sanford Biggers, Suzanne Hitt Bocanegra, and Alice Leora Briggs; photographers Larry Towell, Liz Cohen, and Janet Delaney; composers Taylor Brook, Ellen Fullman, David Gompper; filmmakers Penny Lane and A.L. Steiner; and poets Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Jana Prikryl.
For a complete list of the 2020 Guggenheim Fellows, see the Guggenheim Foundation website.