April 16, 2010 | The University
Professor Kimiko Hahn, a Distinguished Professor of English at Queens College, Professor Colum McCann, a Distinguished Lecturer in the Hunter College MFA program, and Joshua Brown, Executive Director of the American Social History Project /Center for Media and Learning (ASHP/CML) at The Graduate Center have won Guggenheim Fellowships for 2010.
Professor Hahn is the author of seven collections of poetry, including The Narrow Road to the Interior (W.W. Norton, 2006); The Artist’s Daughter (2002); Mosquito and Ant (1999); Volatile (1998); and The Unbearable Heart (1995), which received an American Book Award. She has been a Distinguished Professor in the English Department and MFA Program at Queens College since February 2006.
Winner of the 2009 National Book Award for his novel Let the Great World Spin (Random House, 2009), Professor McCann has taught in Hunter College’s MFA Creative Writing program for nearly five years. He is the author of two short-story collections and five previous novels including bestsellers Dancer (2004) and Zoli (2007).
Joshua Brown has supervised ASHP/CML’s documentary, new media, and visual projects from its founding in 1981. He also is an adjunct professor in the Ph.D Program in History and teaches in the Certificate Program in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy at The Graduate Center. He is author of Beyond the Lines: Pictorial Reporting, Everyday Life, and the Crisis of Gilded Age America (University of California Press, 2002) and The Hungry Eye (2002), co-author of Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction (2005), and co-editor of History from South Africa: Alternative Visions and Practices (1993).
“The Guggenheim Fellowships are prominent recognitions of Professors Hahn, McCann, and Brown’s incandescent careers in poetry, fiction writing and historical documentation, their enduring dedication to CUNY’s students, and the extraordinary caliber of our faculty,” said Chancellor Matthew Goldstein.
According to the Guggenheim Foundation, the Guggenheim Fellows are “appointed on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise. One of the hallmarks of the Guggenheim Fellowship program is the diversity of its Fellows. The ages of this year’s Fellows range from twenty-seven to seventy-three, and their Fellowship projects will carry them to all parts of the United States and Canada and around the globe.”
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