AUSTIN, Texas—The Guggenheim Foundation has awarded 2007 fellowships to four College of Liberal Arts professors at The University of Texas at Austin. The professors are among 189 artists, scholars and scientists selected from 2,800 applicants for awards totaling $7.6 million.
Since 1925, Guggenheim Fellowships have recognized professionals who demonstrate distinguished scholarly achievement and exceptional promise for future accomplishment in the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and creative arts.
The winners include:
Davis is conducting research for her new book “Imperialism and Environmental History in the Middle East,” forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. Davis also has earned research fellowships from the Environmental Protection Agency, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council.
Foley researches civil rights and Black-Latino relations in Texas and the Southwest from 1940 to 1965. The study will provide historical context to understand some of the issues that divide African Americans and Latinos today. Foley also received grants this year from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Woodrow Wilson International Center and a Fulbright Fellowship for travel and research in Mexico City.
Talbot will research medieval India and the cultural significance of Prithviraj Chauhan, often regarded as the last Hindu emperor. The project connects the heroic portrayals of Prithviraj to the rise of Indian nationalism and Hindu militancy. Talbot has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies.
Jordan’s award-winning poetry has appeared in respected anthologies such as the “Pushchart Prize” and “Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century.” He is the author of “Rise” published by Tia Churcha Press in 2001, and “M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A” published by W.W. Norton in 2004. Van Jordan’s new collection of poetry, “Quantum Lyrics,” is forthcoming from W.W. Norton.
For more information, visit the Guggenheim Foundation Web site.
For more information contact: Jennifer McAndrew, public affairs specialist, College of Liberal Arts, 512-232-4730.