Lynn Garafola, Professor of Dance, has received a Guggenheim Fellowship from The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, This award will support her work on a biography of Russian choreographer Bronislava Nijinska. Chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants, Prof. Garafola is among a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists in the foundation's eighty-ninth annual competition for the United States and Canada.
"Since 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has always bet everything on the individual, and we’re thrilled to continue the tradition with this wonderfully talented and diverse group. It’s an honor to be able to support these individuals to do the work they were meant to do,” said Foundation President Edward Hirsch in the official announcement. Two additional members of Barnard's dance faculty, associate professors and artist in residence Faye Driscoll and lecturer David Parker were also awarded fellowships.
An acclaimed dance historian who has written extensively about dance in Europe and the United States and curated magjor exhibitions about the New York City Ballet and Jerome Robbins, Prof. Garafola is also the recipient of a 2013-2014 Fellowship from The New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.