Council Chair, Humanities Faculty Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

April 10, 2022
Katja Guenther (left), Esther Schor, and Judith Weisenfeld. Photos of Katja Guenther and Judith Weisenfeld by Denise Applewhite; photo of Esther Schor by Isometric Studio

Katja Guenther (History), Esther Schor (English), chair of the Humanities Council, and Judith Weisenfeld (Religion) are among the Princeton faculty members and alumni to receive 2022 Guggenheim Fellowships. They join a cohort of 180 scientists, writers, scholars, and artists honored across 51 scholarly disciplines and artistic fields of study, appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.

Guenther, associate professor of history, specializes in the history of modern medicine and the mind sciences. She was awarded the Guggenheim the field of history of science, technology and economics.

Schor, Leonard L. Milberg ’53 Professor of American Jewish Studies and professor of English, was awarded the Guggenheim the field of intellectual and cultural history. Her scholarship focuses on two areas — modern Jewish culture and British romanticism. She was appointed Chair of the Humanities Council in 2021, and served as the inaugural Behrman Professor.

Weisenfeld was awarded the Guggenheim the field of religion. As the Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion, her research and teaching focus on African American religious history, religion and race, and religion in modern American culture.

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