Catherine Lutz, the Thomas J. Watson Jr. Family Professor of Anthropology and International Studies, and Leslie Thornton, professor of modern culture and media, have been awarded 2013 Guggenheim Fellowships. This year’s awards, given by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, were given to 175 scholars, artists, and scientists, out of almost 3,000 applicants. Lutz was awarded funding for her project on the emerging popular histories of the post-9/11wars, while Thornton will use her funding to work on a film project. Since its establishment in 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has granted more than $306 million in fellowships to more than 17,500 individuals “to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding and the appreciation of beauty, by aiding without distinction on account of race, color or creed, scholars, artists, and scientists of either sex in the prosecution of their labors.” (See list of Brown’s Guggenheim fellows)

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