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Three UT Austin scholars win Guggenheim Fellowships

Three University of Texas at Austin professors are among 182 artists, scholars and scientists who have been selected for John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowships. The professors and their projects include:

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AUSTIN, Texas—Three University of Texas at Austin professors are among 182 artists, scholars and scientists who have been selected for John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowships. The professors and their projects include:

  • Dr. Robert H. Abzug, professor of history and American Studies, and director of the Liberal Arts Honors Programs, who is working on a biography of psychologist Rollo May and his role in the transformation of American culture. He also is the author of Inside the Vicious Heart: Americans and the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps.

  • Dr. Deborah Anne Kapchan, associate professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Intercultural Studies in Folklore and Ethnomusicology, who is continuing her work on popular culture and verbal art in Morocco with a project titled “Self and Nation in Moroccan Oral Poetry.” She is the author of Gender on the Market: Moroccan Women and the Revoicing of Tradition.

  • Dr. Bernth O. Lindfors, a professor of English and African literature, who is working on a project dealing with the career of the African American Shakespearean actor Ira Aldrich in Europe during the Victorian period.

The professors were chosen from more than 2,900 applicants for awards totalling $6.3 million.

This year’s Guggenheim Fellows include writers, painters, sculptors, photographers, film makers, choreographers, physical and biological scientists, social scientists and scholars in the humanities. They include individuals from 82 colleges and universities as well as a number of persons with no academic affiliation. Awards are based on distinguished achievements in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishments. The foundation has awarded more than $192 million in fellowships to nearly 15,000 individuals since 1925.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at (512) 471-3151 or the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation at (212) 687-4470.