Six receive Guggenheim Fellowships

April 18, 2008, 12:29 p.m.

Six Princeton faculty and staff members are among the 190 artists, scholars and scientists selected from more than 2,600 applicants for the 2008 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 2008, the 84th year of the competition, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation is distributing awards totaling $8.2 million.

The Princeton recipients and their proposed projects are:

Yacine Ait-Sahalia, the Otto Hack '03 Professor of Finance and professor of economics, for "The Econometrics of Jumps and Volatility."

João Biehl, associate professor of anthropology, for "Transcendental Values and Political Life in Postcolonial Brazil: The Mucker War."

Martha Himmelfarb, the William Danforth Professor of Religion, for "Jewish Eschatology and Christian Empire."

Sean Keilen, lecturer in English, for "Imitation and Tradition in Renaissance Poetry."

• Alan Stahl, curator of the University Numismatic Collection, for "The Nexus of Wealth and Power in Medieval Venice."

Christian Tomaszewski, lecturer in visual arts and the Lewis Center for the Arts, for fine arts.