Three Guggenheim Fellowships for Arts & Sciences Faculty

2022 Guggenheim Fellows

Three Penn Arts & Sciences faculty have been awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship “on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise,” according to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

The 2022 Guggenheim Fellows are Kimberly Bowes, Professor and Undergraduate Chair of Classical Studies and Director of the Integrated Studies Program, the intensive freshman curriculum for Benjamin Franklin Scholars; Guthrie Ramsey, Professor Emeritus of Music; and Paul Saint-Amour, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Chair of the Department of English. A fourth Penn faculty member, Daniel Barber, Associate Professor of Architecture and Chair of the Graduate Group in Architecture in the Weitzman School of Design, was also awarded a fellowship.

They were among 180 fellows chosen from nearly 2,500 applicants in 51 scholarly disciplines in this 97th annual competition for funding 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,” the Foundation said.

Bowes, the single recipient in the category of classics, works on the archaeology and material culture of the Roman world. Her research focuses not on the elite class living in the Roman Empire but instead on what she calls “the other 90 percent,” the lived experience of the working poor and the economies that dominated their lives.

Ramsey, one of two fellows selected in the category of music research, is a music historian, pianist, and composer. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Ramsey is the author, co-author, or editor of four music history books and biographies, and the founding editor of the blog

Saint-Amour, one of five fellows selected in the category of literary criticism, works on 19th- and 20th-century British literature and has special interests in the novel, law, trauma, visual culture, and the environmental humanities. His most recent book, Tense Future: Modernism, Total War, Encyclopedic Form, won the Modernist Studies Association Book Prize and the Modern Language Association’s first Matei Calinescu Prize.

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