Six receive Guggenheim Fellowships

Six Princeton faculty members are among the 180 artists, scholars and scientists selected from nearly 3,000 applicants for the 2009 Guggenheim Fellowships.

Each Guggenheim Fellow, appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement and exceptional promise for future accomplishment, receives a grant to support his or her work. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has distributed more than $273 million in fellowships since its establishment in 1925.

The Princeton recipients and their proposed projects are:

Caryl Emerson, the A. Watson Armour III University Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and professor of Slavic languages and literatures and comparative literature, for "The Theater and Literary Essays of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky."

Jianqing Fan, the Frederick L. Moore, Class of 1918, Professor in Finance and professor of operations research and financial engineering, for "Feature Selection and Statistical Learning in Ultrahigh Dimensional Space."

Denis Feeney, the Giger Professor of Latin and professor of classics, for "The Invention of Roman Literature."

Susan Fiske, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, for "Envy and Scorn: How Power Divides Us."

Steven Gubser, professor of physics, for "String Theory and Strongly Coupled Phenomena."

Muhammad Zaman, the Robert H. Niehaus '77 Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Religion, for "Islam in Pakistan."