The 2012 Guggenheim Fellowships have been announced, and we offer hearty congratulations to all Massachusetts artists and scholars who received the prestigious award from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
We note in particular past MCC Fellows Lucien Castaing-Taylor (Film & Video ’11), Stephen DiRado (Photography ’11), and Jane Gillooly (Film & Video ’07). We also salute composer Keeril Makan of Cambridge and poet Pablo Medina of Boston.
Here are all of the Massachusetts-based artists and scholars honored with 2012 Guggenheim awards:
Mr. Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Filmmaker, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Professor of Visual Arts and of Anthropology, and Director, Sensory Ethnography Lab and Film Study Center, Harvard University: Film-Video.
Mr. Stephen DiRado, Photographer, Worcester, Massachusetts; Senior Lecturer in Visual and Performing Arts, Clark University; and Graduate Artist Mentor, M.F.A. Program in Visual Arts, Lesley College: Photography.
Mr. Sheperd S. Doeleman, Principal Research Scientist and Assistant Director, Haystack Observatory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Building an event horizon telescope.
Ms. Jane Gillooly, Filmmaker, Somerville, Massachusetts, and Graduate Faculty Member, Department of Film and Animation, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Film-Video.
Mr. Scott A. Hughes, Associate Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: The astrophysics of ultra-strong gravity.
Mr. Robert P. Kirshner, Clowes Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University: Better knowledge of dark energy through infrared observations of supernovae.
Ms. Susan Landau, Computer scientist, Amherst, Massachusetts, and Visiting Scholar, Department of Computer Science, Harvard University: Securing the U.S.: developing policy for communications security in an era of BYOD and Facebookions.
Mr. Keeril Makan, Composer, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Associate Professor, Department of Music and Theater Arts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Music Composition.
Mr. Pablo Medina, Poet, Boston, Massachusetts, and Professor of Writing, Literature, and Publishing, Emerson College: Poetry.
Mr. Maxim D. Shrayer, Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies, Boston College: Jewish-Russian poets bearing witness to the Shoah, 1941–1946.
Ms. Beth A. Simmons, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University: Cooperative exchanges in confronting transnational crime: trust relationships in transnational criminal justice.
Ms. Ramie Targoff, Professor of English, Brandeis University: Posthumous Love: Eros and the Afterlife in the English Renaissance.
Mr. James A. Winn, William Fairfield Warren Professor of English, Boston University: Queen Anne style: culture and politics under the last Stuart monarch.
Mr. Stephen Yablo, Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Subject matter, seeing-As, and semantics.
Images: Still from SWEETGRASS (2009), a film by Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor; Stephen DiRado, RENE, AQUINNAH, MA (2010), Silver gelatin contact photograph, 9.5×7.5 in.