July-August 2008 Issue • Volume 36 • Issue 6

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ASA Members Receive Guggenheim Fellowships

This past April, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation announced the winners for the 84th annual United States and Canadian Guggenheim Fellowship Awards. Among the more than 2,600 applications, 190 Fellowships were awarded to artists, scientists, and scholars totaling $8,200,000. Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of outstanding achievement and exceptional promise for continued accomplishment. The Fellows are a diverse group of individuals, not only because they represent a wide range of fields of interest, but also by virtue of their geographic origins and ages.

Seventy-five disciplines and 81 academic institutions are represented by this year’s Fellows. Three of these recipients are members of the American Sociological Association: Wendy Griswold, Robin Stryker, and Roger D. Waldinger.

Wendy Griswold, a Professor of Sociology and affiliated with Comparative Literary Studies, English, and Communications at Northwestern University, received funding for her work on the Federal Writer’s Project and American Regionalism. She holds a PhD from Harvard. Her research and teaching interests include: cultural sociology; sociological approaches to literature, art and religion; regionalism, urban representations, and the culture of place. She also directs the Culture and Society Workshop at the Alice Berline Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.

Robin Stryker is a Professor of Sociology and affiliated professor of Law at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a member of ASA Council. Stryker’s interests include law and society; political sociology; economic sociology; comparative and historical sociology, theory, stratification, historical methods, and culture. Her current research includes a grant, "Social Science in Government Regulation of Equal Employment Opportunity," funded by the National Science Foundation.

Roger D. Waldinger is currently Distinguished Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California-Los Angeles. His research is on international migration to the United States, focusing on its social, political, and economic consequences, the policies and politics emerging in response to its advent, and the links between immigrants in the United States and the countries and people they have left behind.

The Guggenheim Foundation offers fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions. To apply for the Guggenheim Fellowship or for more information, see www.gf.org/broch.html. Applications must be submitted by the candidates themselves by September 15, 2008. small_geen


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