NYU ties UCLA with the most selections this year.


Five New York University professors have been awarded 2023 Guggenheim Fellowships, tying UCLA with the most selections this year, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced. This year’s 171 recipients were chosen from nearly 2,500 applicants in the United States and Canada.

“Like Emerson, I believe that fullness in life comes from following our calling,” said Edward Hirsch, president of the Guggenheim Foundation and 1985 Fellow in Poetry. “The new class of Fellows has followed their calling to enhance all of our lives, to provide greater human knowledge and deeper understanding. We’re lucky to look to them to bring us into the future.”

This year’s NYU faculty Guggenheim Fellows are:

  • Arlene Dávila, a professor in NYU’s Department of Anthropology and Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and founding director of the Latinx Project at NYU, has authored Latinx Art: Artists, Markets, and Politics (Duke University Press, 2020), El Mall: The Spatial and Class Politics of Shopping Malls in Latin America (University of California Press, 2016), and Culture Works: Space, Value and Mobility Across the Neoliberal Americas (NYU Press, 2012), among other publications.
  • Richard Move, an assistant arts professor in the Department of Dance at the Tisch School of the Arts, has received choreographic commissions that include productions for Mikhail Baryshnikov and the White Oak Dance Project, two works for the Martha Graham Dance Company, and a solo for New York City Ballet Principal, Heléne Alexopoulos.
  • Dafna Naphtali, an adjunct faculty member in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, who composes and performs experimental, interactive electro-acoustic music, drawing on a wide-ranging musical background in jazz, classical, rock, and near-eastern music and using her custom computer programming. 
  • Danielle Ofri, a clinical professor in the Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, has written several books, all by Beacon Press, about life in medicine, including When We Do Harm; A Doctor Confronts Medical Error (2020), What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear (2017), What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine (2013), Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients (2010), Incidental Findings: Lessons from My Patients in the Art of Medicine (2005), and Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue (2003).
  • Marita Sturken, a professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, has authored Terrorism in American Memory: Memorials, Museums, and Architecture in the Post-9/11 Era (NYU Press, 2022); Tourists of History: Memory, Kitsch, and Consumerism from Oklahoma City to Ground Zero (Duke University Press, 2007); Thelma & Louise (British Film Institute, 2000); and Tangled Memories: The Vietnam War, the AIDS Epidemic, and the Politics of Remembering (University of California Press, 1997). She has also co-authored, with Lisa Cartwright, Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture (Oxford University Press, Third Edition, 2018), and co-edited, with Douglas Thomas and Sandra Ball-Rokeach, Technological Visions: The Hopes and Fears that Shape New Technologies (Temple University Press, 2004).

A complete list of 2023 Guggenheim Fellows may be found on the Guggenheim Foundation’s website.

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