List of Guggenheim Fellowships awarded in 2008

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List of Guggenheim Fellowships awarded in 2008. [1]


U.S. and Canadian Fellows


Len Earl Ackland is an independent journalist and retired journalism professor from the University of Colorado Boulder. He was founding director of the Center for Environmental Journalism in 1992.

Yacine Ait-Sahalia American educationalist

Yacine Ait-Sahalia is the Otto Hack 1903 Professor of Finance and Economics at Princeton University. His primary area of research is financial econometrics. He has been serving as the inaugural director of the Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University since 1998. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor (1993–96), Associate Professor (1996–98) and Professor of Finance (1998) at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Meena Alexander poet, scholar, and writer

Meena Alexander was an Indian poet, scholar, and writer. Born in Allahabad, India, and raised in India and Sudan, Alexander lived and worked in New York City, where she was Distinguished Professor of English at Hunter College and at the CUNY Graduate Center in the PhD program in English.


Dean Bakopoulos is an American writer, born in Dearborn Heights, Michigan in 1975. He is a two-time National Endowment for the Arts fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and writer-in-residence at Grinnell College. Bakopoulos has a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.F.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a faculty member in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers.

Randy Barnett American legal scholar

Randy Evan Barnett is an American lawyer and the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at Georgetown University, where he teaches constitutional law, contracts, and legal theory. He writes about the libertarian theory of law, contract theory, constitutional law, and jurisprudence and has argued cases in front of the Supreme Court.

Mason W. Bates is a Grammy award-winning American composer of symphonic music and DJ of electronic dance music. Distinguished by his innovations in orchestration and large-scale form, Bates is best known for his expansion of the orchestra to include electronics. The second-most performed living composer in the United States, he has worked closely with the San Francisco Symphony, as well as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra where he worked as composer-in-residence. In 2015 he was named composer-in-residence of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and recently had his contract renewed for another two years though 2019-20.


chameckilerner is a New York-based dance and video collective consisting of Rosane Chamecki and Andrea Lerner. Originally from Curitiba, Brazil, the duo was founded in 1992 primarily as a choreographic platform, but has since shifted their focus primarily to choreographing for the camera, video, and multi-channel installations. The shift in medium coincided with the premiere of their interdisciplinary performance EXIT at The Kitchen in 2007, which was deemed the "figurative killing off of the duo". They have been described as making use of "articulated movement ingrained in physical structures to define the psychological state of a body."

Christopher S. Celenza is an American scholar of Renaissance history and the current Dean of Georgetown College at Georgetown University, where he is also a professor of history and classics.

Lan Samantha Chang, born 1965, is an American writer of novels and short stories. She is Professor of English at the University of Iowa and Director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.


Bill Daniel is an American experimental documentary film artist, photographer, film editor, and cinematographer. He is also an installation artist, curator and former zine publisher. His full-length film, Who is Bozo Texino? about the tradition of hobo and railworker boxcar graffiti was completed in 2005 and has screened extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Daniel has collaborated with several artists from the Bay Area Mission School art movement, notably Margaret Kilgallen, and has worked on multiple projects with underground director Craig Baldwin. Film/video artist Vanessa Renwick of the Oregon Department of Kick Ass has been a frequent touring partner, collaborator and co-curator.

Sheldon H. Danziger is an American economist, focusing in trends in poverty and inequality, and the effects of economic and demographic changes and government social programs on disadvantaged groups, currently the Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Public Policy at University of Michigan and an Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Tony DSouza American writer

Tony D'Souza is an American novelist, journalist, essayist, reviewer, travel and short story writer. He has published three novels with and director Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and in foreign translations: Whiteman (2006), The Konkans (2008), and Mule (2011).


Alexei "Alyosha" A. Efros is a Russian-American computer scientist and associate professor at University of California, Berkeley. He is widely recognized for his contributions to computer vision and his work has been referenced in media outlets including Wired, BBC News, The New York Times, and the New Yorker.

Rodney Evans is an American filmmaker and lecturer based in New York City. Evans was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Queens. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in modern culture and media from Brown University in 1993, and a Master of Fine Arts in film production from the California Institute of the Arts in 1996.



















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  1. "2008 Fellows". Guggenheim Foundation. Retrieved 12 Jan 2019. from Wayback Machine