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Two NYU Steinhardt Faculty Awarded 2023 Guggenheim Fellowships


The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced five New York University professors have been awarded 2023 Guggenheim Fellowships, tying UCLA with the most selections this year, including two NYU Steinhardt faculty. This year’s 171 recipients were chosen from nearly 2,500 applicants in the United States and Canada.

“Like Emerson, I believe that fullness in life comes from following our calling,” said Edward Hirsch, president of the Guggenheim Foundation and 1985 Fellow in Poetry. “The new class of Fellows has followed their calling to enhance all of our lives, to provide greater human knowledge and deeper understanding. We’re lucky to look to them to bring us into the future.”

This year’s NYU Steinhardt faculty Guggenheim Fellows are:

Marita Sturken, a professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, has authored Terrorism in American Memory: Memorials, Museums, and Architecture in the Post-9/11 Era (NYU Press, 2022); Tourists of History: Memory, Kitsch, and Consumerism from Oklahoma City to Ground Zero (Duke University Press, 2007); Thelma & Louise (British Film Institute, 2000); and Tangled Memories: The Vietnam War, the AIDS Epidemic, and the Politics of Remembering (University of California Press, 1997). She has also co-authored, with Lisa Cartwright, Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture (Oxford University Press, Third Edition, 2018), and co-edited, with Douglas Thomas and Sandra Ball-Rokeach, Technological Visions: The Hopes and Fears that Shape New Technologies (Temple University Press, 2004).

Dafna Naphtali, an adjunct faculty member in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, who composes and performs experimental, interactive electro-acoustic music, drawing on a wide-ranging musical background in jazz, classical, rock, and near-eastern music and using her custom computer programming. 

A complete list of 2023 Guggenheim Fellows may be found on the Guggenheim Foundation’s website.

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