Congratulations to Professor Deborah Valenze of Barnard's History department, who has received a Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

On April 7, 2011, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded 180 Fellowships to a diverse group of scholars, artists, and scientists in its eighty-seventh annual competition for the United States and Canada.  Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.

The great variety of backgrounds, fields of study, and accomplishments among Guggenheim Fellows is one of the hallmarks of the Fellowship program.  This year’s Fellows range in age from twenty-seven to eighty-four, and originate from towns and cities across the United States and Canada.  Their Fellowship projects will carry them to all parts of the world.

Read the full press release here.

Professor Valenze teaches courses on women and revolution, the history of Europe since the Renaissance, the history of Britain since 1600, European poverty, and food.