LSA faculty members Heather Ann Thompson and Geneviève Zubrzycki are among 184 writers, scholars, artists and scientists awarded 2021 fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Thompson, professor of Afroamerican and African studies, history, and in the Residential College, and Zubrzycki, professor of sociology, were chosen from among nearly 3,000 applicants based on prior achievement and exceptional promise.

The fellowship allows recipients to pursue a project for six to 12 months, without conditions, in natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and the creative arts.

“I am delighted to hear this wonderful news about Heather Ann Thompson and Geneviève Zubrzycki,” LSA Dean Anne Curzan said. “They are both extraordinary scholars, and their research is making a real difference as we work to address pressing social issues, from the level of the state to the national and global. I am grateful for the rich contributions they are making to liberal arts research and to the educational mission of LSA.”