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Three NYU Professors Awarded 2009 Guggenheim Fellowships

April 9, 2009
N-405, 2008-09

Three New York University professors have been awarded 2009 Guggenheim Fellowships, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation said in announcing 180 fellowship awards totaling more than $6 million. This year’s NYU recipients, chosen from nearly 3,000 applicants in the United States and Canada, are: Eliot Borenstein, a professor in the Russian and Slavic Studies Department; Kanchan Chandra, an associate professor in the Wilf Family Department of Politics; and Leslie Peirce, a professor in the Department of History.

“Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of stellar achievement and exceptional promise for continued accomplishment,” the foundation said in its announcement.

Borenstein, who directs the Morse Academic Plan in NYU’s College of Arts and Science, has authored Men Without Women: Masculinity and Revolution in Russian Fiction and Overkill: Sex and Violence in Contemporary Russian Popular Culture, among other works. Under his fellowship, Borenstein will work on his forthcoming book, Catastrophe of the Week: Apocalyptic Entertainment in Post-Soviet Russia.

Chandra, whose published works include Why Ethnic Parties Succeed: Patronage and Ethnic Headcounts in India, specializes in comparative politics, with a focus on ethnic politics, political parties, and democracy. Under her fellowship, Chandra will continue work on a book on the relationship between ethnic diversity and democracy. Her study will offer a novel theoretical perspective, based on new cross-national data, on this association.

Peirce, a Silver Professor of History at NYU, focuses on the Ottoman Empire in the early modern period. Her published works include Morality Tales: Law and Gender in the Ottoman Court of Aintab and The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire. Under her fellowship, she will study abduction and the politics of sexuality in the Ottoman world.

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Pictured TOP to BOTTOM: Kanchan Chandra, Eliot Borenstein, and Leslie Peirce, NYU's 2009 Guggenheim Fellows

Pictured TOP to BOTTOM: Kanchan Chandra, Eliot Borenstein, and Leslie Peirce, NYU's 2009 Guggenheim Fellows

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