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Eight NYU Professors Awarded 2011 Guggenheim Fellowships

April 7, 2011

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


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Eight NYU Professors Awarded 2011 Guggenheim Fellowships

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