Nine Past Scholars Win 2024 Guggenheim Fellowships

Nine past scholars across three IAS Schools—Natural Sciences, Historical Studies, and Social Science—have received 2024 Guggenheim Fellowships, one of the most remarkable honors for mid-career researchers, artists, and writers. 

From the School of Natural SciencesMarc Kamionkowski (Member, 1991–95) and Tracy Slatyer (Member, 2010–13; Junior Visiting Professor, 2018–19), two physicists who study dark matter, received fellowships. 

From the School of Historical Studies, the new Fellows were past Members Emily Wilcox (2023), Alexander Nagel (2017), Jan-Werner Müller (2013), and John Connelly (2002–03). Together, their work spans from studies of Italian art and Christianity to East European and Chinese history. 

From the School of Social Science, past Member Carola Suárez-Orozco (2009–10), who studies the immigration system, also received a fellowship. And from both the School of Social Science and Historical Studies, past Member Kim Lane Scheppele (2013–14) and past Visitor Angela N.H. Creager (Social Science, 1996–97; Historical Studies, 2002–03) were supported by the foundation for their work on authoritarianism and biomedical research, respectively. 

They join a diverse class of 188 Fellows whose achievements cross numerous fields in the humanities, sciences, and visual and literary arts. The Fellowship is granted by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, founded in 1925, which offers funding to exceptional individuals in any field of knowledge or artform.