Eight New York University professors have been awarded 2011 Guggenheim Fellowships, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation said in announcing 180 fellowship awards. This year’s recipients were chosen from approximately 3,000 applicants in the United States and Canada.
Guggenheim Fellows are “appointed on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise,” the foundation said in its announcement.
This year’s Guggenheim Fellows from NYU are:
- Sociologist Dalton Conley, a University Professor and the Faculty of Arts and Science’s Dean for the Social Sciences
- Composer Louis Karchin, a professor in the Department of Music
- Filmmaker Peter Lucas, an adjunct instructor in the Tisch School of the Arts’ Department of Photography & Imaging,
- Filmmaker Kevin McCoy, an associate professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development’s Department of Art and Art Professions
- Mark Crispin Miller, a professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication
- Catherine Sharkey, a professor in the School of Law
- Writer Lara Vapnyar, an adjunct professor in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study
- Filmmaker Marina Zurkow, an associate teacher in the Tisch School of the Arts’ Interactive Telecommunications Program
New York University, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, was established in 1831 and is one of America’s leading research universities. It is one of the largest private universities, it has one of the largest contingents of international students, and it sends more students to study abroad than any other college or university in the U.S. Through its 18 schools and colleges, NYU conducts research and provides education in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, business, dentistry, education, nursing, the cinematic and dramatic arts, music, public administration, social work, and continuing and professional studies, among other areas.