Eight Guggenheims for Columbians

In April, eight faculty members were awarded 2021 Guggenheim fellowships: Ashkan Behzadi, a core lecturer in music; Zosha Di Castri, a professor of music; Farah Jasmine Griffin, chair of the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies; Sidney R. Hemming, a professor of earth and environmental sciences; Miya Masaoka, director of the Sound Art Program at the School of the Arts; Jason Nieh, a professor of computer science; Paige West, a professor of anthropology; and Kate Zambreno, an adjunct professor of writing. “I am thrilled to announce this new group of fellows,” said Edward Hirsch, president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, “especially since this has been a devastating year in so many ways. A Guggenheim fellowship has always been meaningful, but this year we know it will be a lifeline — a survival tool as well as a creative one.”