Six Columbia Professors Receive Guggenheim Fellowships
Six Columbia University professors have won Guggenheim
Foundation Fellowships. They are Margo Jefferson, Sam Lipsyte,
Samuel Moyn, Peter Ozsváth, Alexander Stille, and Jonathan
Weiner. The awards are granted by the Guggenheim Foundation
in recognition of “stellar achievement and exceptional promise
for continued accomplishment.” These new Guggenheim Fellows
are among 190 artists, scientists and scholars who were selected from
a pool of more than 2,600 applicants.
"I congratulate the six Columbia winners of Guggenheim fellowships,"
said Provost Alan
Brinkley. "Their achievements remind us of the
extraordinary distinction of our faculty and of our long and
history of important scholarship."
of professor Margo Jefferson's book, On Michael Jackson
Creative writing professor Margo
Jefferson is a cultural critic for The New York Times. She
has been a daily book reviewer, the Sunday theater critic and a Sunday
Book Review columnist. In 1995 she received a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.
Her book, On Michael Jackson, was published in 2006. She is currently
studying racial composition and improvisation.
Lipsyte is the associate director of undergraduate creative writing
and author of the novel Home Land, a New York Times Notable
Book for 2005 and winner of the Believer Book Award. He is also
the author of The Subject Steve and Venus Drive, named
one of the 25 Best Books of 2000 by the Village Voice Literary Supplement.
Sam Lipsyte's book, Home Land
History professor Samuel
Moyn won the 2007 Sybil Halpern Milton Memorial Prize of the German
Studies Association for his book A Holocaust Controversy: The Treblinka
Affair in Postwar France. The prize is awarded every second year
for the best book dealing with Nazi Germany and the Holocaust in its broadest
Math professor Peter
Ozsváth previously won the American Mathematical Society 2007
Oswald Veblen Prize. Granted every three years, the Veblen Prize is one
of the field's highest honors for work in geometry or topology, the study
of the intrinsic properties of spaces.
Stille, the San Paolo Professor of International Journalism, is the
author of The Sack of Rome: How a Beautiful European Country with
a Fabled History and a Storied Culture Was Taken Over by a Man Named Silvio
Berlusconi, and several other books.
Journalism professor Jonathan
Weiner is the author of several books, including The Beak of the
Finch, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction and
the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science. He has written
for the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the New
Republic and many other newspapers and magazines.