Four NYU professors have been awarded 2019 Guggenheim Fellowships, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced.

Four New York University professors have been awarded 2019 Guggenheim Fellowships, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced. This year’s 168 recipients were chosen from nearly 3,000 applicants in the United States and Canada.

“These artists and writers, scholars and scientists, represent the best of the best,” said Edward Hirsch, president of the foundation. “Each year since 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has bet everything on the individual, and we’re thrilled to continue to do so with this wonderfully talented and diverse group. It’s an honor to be able to support these individuals to do the work they were meant to do.”

This year’s NYU Guggenheim Fellows are:

·      Alexander Galloway, a professor of media theory, technology, and contemporary philosophy in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, and the author of several books, including Laruelle: Against the DigitalThe Interface Effect, and Les Nouveaux Réalistes: Philosophie et postfordisme.

·      Karen Hartman, an adjunct instructor in the Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing in the Tisch School of the Arts, whose plays include: Good Faith: Four Chats about Race and the New Haven Fire Department, Roz and Ray, The Book of Joseph, Project Dawn, and SuperTrue.

·      Robin Coste Lewis, MFA ’13, a faculty member in the Creative Writing Program and the author of the book of poems Voyage of the Sable Venus, winner of the National Book Award for Poetry.

·      Helen Schulman, a faculty member in the Creative Writing Program and author of the novels This Beautiful Life, a New York Times bestseller, A Day at the BeachP.S.The Revisionist, and Out of Time, and the short story collection, Not A Free Show

Pontus Lidberg, a choreographer, filmmaker, and dancer and a 2018-19 Fellow at the Center for Ballet and Arts at NYU, was also among this year’s Guggenheim Fellows.

A complete list of 2019 Guggenheim Fellows may be found on the Guggenheim Foundation’s web site.

EDITOR’S NOTE:
Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the world’s foremost research universities and is a member of the selective Association of American Universities. NYU has degree-granting university campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai; has 11 other global academic sites, including London, Paris, Florence, Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires, and Accra; and both sends more students to study abroad and educates more international students than any other U.S. college or university. Through its numerous schools and colleges, NYU is a leader in conducting research and providing education in the arts and sciences, engineering, law, medicine, business, dentistry, education, nursing, the cinematic and performing arts, music and studio arts, public administration, social work, and professional studies, among other areas.