Harvard faculty receive Guggenheim Fellowships

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In its ninetieth annual competition for the United States and Canada, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 177 fellowships, including five to Harvard faculty members. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.

Recipients of a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship are:

Ann Blair, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, “Hidden Hands: Amanuenses and Authorship in Early Modern Europe.”

Matthew Harris, assistant professor of genetics and orthopedic surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School: “Phylomapping — Expanding our Means to Understand Nature’s Experiments.”

Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History, “Dickens in America.”

Meira Levinson, associate professor of education, “Dilemmas of Educational Justice.”

Gary Urton, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies, “Andean Knotted-Cord Records: Analysis and Write-up of Two Decades of Research on Pre-Inka, Inka and Colonial Khipus.”