Susan Murray, a professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU’s Steinhardt School has been awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced. This year’s 184 recipients were chosen from nearly 3,000 applicants.
“The work supported by the Fellowship will help us understand more deeply what we are enduring individually and collectively, and it is an honor for the Foundation to help the Fellows do what they were meant to do,” said Edward Hirsch, president of the foundation.
Murray is the author of Bright Signals: A History of Color Television (Duke University Press, 2018) and Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars: Early Television and Broadcast Stardom (Routledge, 2006). Her research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the American Association of University Women. She is currently writing a history of the development and use of closed-circuit television in a diversity of fields, including medicine, education, business, manufacturing, and the military, during the 20th century.
A complete list of 2021 Guggenheim Fellows may be found on the Guggenheim Foundation’s website.