Steinhardt Celebrates Miller and McCoy, 2011 Guggenheim Fellows


Mark Crispin Miller and Kevin McCoy, faculty members at the Steinhardt School, have been awarded 2011 Guggenheim Fellowships.According to the Foundation, “Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.” This year’s recipients were chosen from approximately 3,000 applicants in the United States and Canada. Seven other NYU faculty members were honored with the award.

McCoy, an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art Professions, is a filmmaker whose projects explore how our thoughts, experiences and memories are structured through genre and repetition. Hiswork is in the collections of New York City’s Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum, as well as MUDAM (Luxemburg),  La Maison Rouge (Paris) and the collections of many private foundations and individuals in the US and Europe.

Miller, a professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication,has published many books and essays including, Loser Take All: Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy, (2000-2008) (ed.) and Fooled Again: The Real Case for Electoral Reform (2005). The fellowship is intended to allow Miller to complete The Marlboro Man: An American Success Story, for Yale University Press. His blog, News from the Underground, can be viewed at

(Photo: Installation view of McCoy’s kinetic sculpture, ‘The High Seas,’ as it was installed in the exhibition ‘Models as Muse’ at the Addison Gallery in Andover, MA, February 2007…See more photos of his work on Flickr Artwork.)