Congratulations to all Massachusetts artists and scholars who received 2011 Guggenheim Fellowships!
We note in particular past MCC Fellows Janet Echelman (Crafts and Sculpture/Installation ’09) and David Fiuczynski (Music Composition ’09), plus Waban composer Chaya Czernowin, Cambridge writer Ann Jones, Cambridge dramatist Jay Scheib, Northampton writer Seth Shulman, and filmmaker Michelle Handelman, who divides her time between New York City and Boston and teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Here are all of the artists and scholars currently living in Massachusetts, honored with 2011 Guggenheim awards:
Mr. Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of History, Harvard University: Capitalism: a global history.
Ms. Chaya Czernowin, Composer, Waban, Massachusetts, and Walter Bigelow Rosen Professor of Composition, Harvard University: Music composition.
Ms. Janet S. Echelman, Artist, Brookline, Massachusetts, and Faculty Member, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, New School University: Fine arts.
Ms. Ann Jones, Writer, Cambridge, Massachusetts: War comes home.
Mr. Todd Lewis, Professor of Religious Studies, College of the Holy Cross: The enculturation of Buddhist teachings: traditional and modern vernacular literature for children.
Mr. Eric Matthew Nelson, Professor of Government, Harvard University: Thinking the Revolution: American political thought, 1763-1789.
Mr. Fallou Ngom, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the African Language Program, Boston University: Wolof Ajami literature and the Africanization of Islam in Senegambia.
Mr. Fiorenzo Omenetto, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Physics, Tufts University: Optics and electronics at the biotic-abiotic interface.
Mr. John M. G. Plotz, Professor of English, Brandeis University: Semi-detached: the aesthetics of partial absorption.
Mr. Bjorn Poonen, Professor of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Random maximal isotropic subspaces and Selmer groups.
Mr. Jay Scheib, Dramatist, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Associate Professor of Music and Theater Arts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Drama and performance art.
Mr. Seth Shulman, Writer, Northampton, Massachusetts: Thomas Edison and the electric car.
Mr. Vahid Tarokh, Perkins Professor of Applied Mathematics and Vinton Hayes Senior Research Fellow of Electrical Engineering, Harvard University: Random matrices from deterministic structures: theory and applications.