Faculty receive Guggenheim Fellowships

April 14, 2007 2:39 p.m.

Six Princeton faculty members are among the 189 artists, scholars and scientists selected from nearly 2,800 applicants for the 2007 Guggenheim Fellowships.

Each Guggenheim Fellow, appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment, receives a grant to support his or her work. For 2007, the 83rd year of the competition, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation is distributing awards totaling $7.6 million.

The Princeton faculty members and their proposed projects are:

Daniel Rodgers, the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, for research on "Transformation in Social Thought in 1980s America."

José Scheinkman, the Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics, for research on "The Economics of the Informal Sector."

Nigel Smith, professor of English and chair of the Committee for Renaissance Studies, for research on "Literary Production in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700."

Dmitri Tymoczko, assistant professor of music, for music composition.

Michael Wachtel, professor of Slavic languages and literatures, for research on "Pushkin's Lyric Poetry."
Tommy White, lecturer in visual arts and the University Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, for painting.