Three NYU Professors Awarded 2009 Guggenheim Fellowships


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.

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

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 includ 500

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