Curriculum Vitae

This list includes the major awards, publications, and creative endeavors of Division of the Humanities faculty members from the 2015-2016 academic year (July 1 to June 30). All faculty members are listed with their rank and title as of June 30 of that year.

Art History

Niall Atkinson, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in Art History, received a Faculty Research Grant from the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society for “Changing Spatial and Social Ecology of Renaissance Florence” in collaboration with John Padgett, Professor in Political Science.
Claudia Brittenham, Associate Professor in Art History, received an Arvey Book Award Honorable Mention from the Association for Latin American Art.
Patrick Crowley, Assistant Professor of Art History and the College, received a National Endowment for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Getty Research Institute for his project “The Phantom Image: Visuality and the Supernatural.”
Chelsea Foxwell, Assistant Professor in Art History, published Making Modern Japanese-Style Painting: Kano Hōgai and the Search for Images (University of Chicago Press, 2015). She also received a CEAS Title IV Media Grant from the UChicago Center for East Asian Studies to develop a website of Meiji Japanese prints at the Smart Museum of Art.
Cécile Fromont, Assistant Professor in Art History, was awarded the 2015 American Academy of Religion Best First Book in the History of Religions and the 2015 Albert J. Raboteau Prize for Best Book in Africana Studies. She also received the Franklin Pease G.Y. Memorial Prize for the best article to appear in Colonial Latin American Review between 2013 and 2014 and received an honorable mention for the 2015 Melville J. Herskovits Award from the African Studies Association.
Wei-Cheng Lin, Associate Professor in Art History, received a scholar grant from the Chiang-Ching Kuo Foundation for his book project “History Of China’s Performative Architecture.” He received a grant from the Beijing Center for the Tianlongshan Cave Scanning project.
Christine Mehring, Professor in Art History, received grants from the Logan Family Foundation and the Friends of Heritage Preservation Foundation for the conservation of the Wolf Vostell sculpture Concrete Traffic.
Wu Hung, the Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor in Art History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, received the National Achievement Award from Life magazine China. He was awarded the Slade Professorship from Oxford University and the Guanghua Professorship from Fudan University. He curated the exhibition Twin Traks: Video Works by Yang Fudong at YUZ Museum in Shanghai. He published Zooming In: Histories of Photography in China (UChicago Press, 2016) and Exhibiting Contemporary Art in the 1990s (OCAT Institute, 2016).

Cinema and Media Studies

Thomas Gunning, the Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor in Art History and Cinema and Media Studies, co-authored The Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema (Amsterdam University Press, 2015) and received an Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art.
Judy Hoffman, Professor of Practice in Cinema and Media Studies and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Visual Arts
D.N. Rodowick, the Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor in Cinema and Media Studies, delivered keynote lectures at Whitechapel Gallery in London, Cambridge University in Cambridge, and at SOCINE (the Brazilian Society for Cinema and Audiovisual Studies) in São Paulo, Brazil.
Jacqueline Stewart, Professor in Cinema and Media Studies, received a grant from the Women’s Board of the University of Chicago for the South Side Home Movie Project.
Jennifer Wild, Associate Professor in Cinema and Media Studies and Romance Languages and Literatures, delivered the MAPH Distinguished Faculty Lecture. Her 2015 book The Parisian Avant-Garde in the Age of Cinema, 1900–1923 was on the shortlist for the Krazsna-Krausz Foundation’s Best Moving Image Book Award.

Classics

Michael I. Allen, Associate Professor in Classics, was elected corresponding member to the Monumenta Germaniae Historica in Munich and Socius to the Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino in Florence. He received a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He served as visiting Scholar (October–December 2015) at the Centre Michel de Boüard — CRAHAM (Centre de recherches archéologiques et historiques anciennes et médiévales) at the University of Caen.
Clifford Ando, David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Humanities in Classics and History, published Religion et gouvernement dans l’Empire romain (Turnhout: Brepols, 2016) and edited Citizenship and Empire in Europe, 200–1900: The Antonine Constitution after 1800 Years (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2016). He also delivered the 2015 Maestro Lectures at the Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan.
Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer, the Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor in Classics, published Persius: A Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Frugal (University of Chicago Press, 2015).
Alain Bresson, the Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor in Classics and History, published The Making of Ancient Greek Economy (Princeton University Press, 2016) and received a grant from UChicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society for the project “Economic Analysis of Ancient Trade.”
Christopher Faraone, Frank and Gertrude Springer Professor in Classics, received a grant from UChicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society for the project “The Transmission of Magical Knowledge in Antiquity.”
Michele Lowrie, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in Classics, received a fellowship from the Loeb Classical Library Foundation and the Dirk Ippen Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin for her research project “Safety, and Salvation in Roman Political Thought”.

Comparative Literature

Boris Maslov, Associate Professor in Comparative Literature, published Pindar and the Emergence of Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2015), and co-edited Persistent Forms: Exploration in Historical Poetics (Fordham University Press, 2015).
Haun Saussy, University Professor in Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, published The Ethnography of Rhythm: Orality and Its Technologies (Fordham University Press, 2016) and co-edited and translated A Book to Burn and a Book to Keep (Hidden): Selected Writings of Li Zhi (Columbia University Press, 2016). He was a short term visitor at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala, Sweden.
Olga Solovieva, Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature, delivered the keynote address “Horror Old and New: Nakata Hideo’s Ringu (1998) between J-Horror and Hibakusha Cinema,” at the “Why All the Fuss about the Body” conference at the University of the South, Sewanee, TN.

Creative Writing

Rachel Dewoskin, Lecturer in English Language and Literature and the Committee on Creative Writing, was selected for New York City Lit 50 Writers of Note. Her book Blind was chosen for the Illinois Reads Selection and the Library Guild Selection.

East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Yung-Ti Li, Associate Professor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, received a 2015–16 research leave fellowship from UChicago’s Franke Institute for the Humanities for the project “The Kingly Crafts: Large-Scale Production and the Rise of State Craft Industries in Bronze Age China.”
Harumi Lory, Senior Lecturer in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, received the Janel M. Mueller Award for Excellence in Pedagogy.
Edward Shaughnessy, Lorraine J. and Herrlee G. Creel Distinguished Service Professor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, published Firm-and-Even’s Records from Beyond the Seas: The Second Collection of A Different View of Ancient History (Shnaghai Guji chubanshe, 2016).
Jun Yang, Senior Lecturer in East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Director of Language Programs, was the lead presenter at the 9th National Chinese Language Conference.
Judith Zeitlin, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, received UChicago’s Gray Center Mellon Fellowship for Arts Practice and Scholarship

English Language and Literature

Lauren Berlant, the George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor in English Language and Literature, delivered a Katz Distinguished Lecture at the University of Washington.
Bill Brown, the Karla Scherer Distinguished Service Professor in American Culture in English Language and Literature, published Other Things (University of Chicago Press, 2016).
Rachel Galvin, Assistant Professor in English Language and Literature, coedited Auden at Work (Palgarve Macmillan, 2015) and was Scholar in Residence at the Newberry Library in 2015–2016.
Patrick Jagoda, Assistant Professor in English Language and Literature, published Network Aesthetics (University of Chicago Press, 2016) and co-authored the exhibition catalog The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer (MIT Press, 2016) with Michael Maizels of Wellesley College. He received two grants from the National Institutes of Health for “Hexacago: A game-based approach to engaging youth in health and science” with co-investigator and BSD professor Melissa Gilliam. He received Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society Awards for “Gaming Orientation” project with co-PIs Kristen Schilt and Heidi Coleman, and for “Transmedia Storytelling Lab” with co PIs Melissa Gilliam and Alida Bouris. The Game Changer Chicago Design Lab he co-directs with Gilliam received a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He also received a Mellon Residential Fellowship in Arts Practice and Scholarship from UChicago’s Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry for the “Imagining Futures” project.
Heather Keenleyside, Assistant Professor in English Language and Literature, received the University of Chicago Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring, and the Mark Ashin Fellowship for Excellence in College Teaching. She also received a 2015–16 research leave fellowship from UChicago’s Franke Institute for the Humanities for the project “Women and Children First: Early English Feminism and the Invention of Children’s Literature.”
Mark Miller, Associate Professor in English Language and Literature, received a 2015–16 research leave fellowship from UChicago’s Franke Institute for the Humanities for the project “The Unredemptive Middle Ages.”
Benjamin Morgan, Assistant Professor in English Language and Literature, received a grant from UChicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society for his project “Climate Change: Disciplinary Challenges to the Humanities and the Social Sciences.”
Lawrence Rothfield, Associate Professor in English Language and Literature, received grants from UChicago’s Neubauer Collegium, Center in Hong Kong, and Center in Beijing for his project “The Past For Sale.”
Jennifer Scappettone, Associate Professor in English Language and Literature, delivered the keynote address “Breath’s Compass and the City as Nostalgic Formation” at the conference Poetics of Place: Performing Selves in the Beyond Cities at the University of Montreal. Her book Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice received an honorable mention from the Modernist Studies Association Annual Book Prize Competition. She was awarded a Mellon Collaborative Fellowship for the Arts and Scholarship for the collaborative project “The Data We Breathe” with UChicago’s Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry.
David Simon, Assistant Professor in English Language and Literature, received a research leave fellowship from the American Council for Learned Societies for his project “Light without Heat: Shades of Feeling in the Age of Scientific Revolution.”
Richard Jean So, Assistant Professor in English Language and Literature, published Transpacific Community: America, China, and the Rise and Fall of a Cultural Network (Columbia University Press, 2016).
Christopher Taylor, Assistant Professor in the department of English Language and Literature, received a 2015–16 research leave fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies for the project “Empire of Neglect: Imagining the Americas in a Liberal Age.”
Sonali Thakkar, Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, received UChicago’s Neubauer Faculty Development Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching.
Vu Tran, Assistant Professor of Practice in the Arts in English Language and Literature and the Committee on Creative Writing, published Dragonfish: A Novel (WW Norton, 2015). Dragonfish was named as a New York Times Notable Book, the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year, and the 2016 Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year.
Kenneth Warren, the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor in English Language and Literature, received a research leave fellowship for 2015–16 from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation for the project “Between Representation and Self-Expression: A Reconsideration of the Post-’45 American Novel.”
John Wilkinson, Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature and the Committee on Creative Writing, received grants from the Women’s Board of the University of Chicago and the Poetry Foundation for the Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Conference.

Germanic Studies

David Levin, the Addie Clark Harding Professor in Germanic Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, and Theater and Performance Studies, was the conceptual collaborator in a performance of Jephta’s Daughter choreographed by Sarr Magal and performed at the Haus der Kunst. He received a 2015–16 research leave fellowship from UChicago’s Franke Institute for the Humanities for the project “After Regie: Opera, Performance, and the Stakes of Representation” and delivered the keynote address at UChicago’s Humanities Day 2015.
Eric L. Santner, the Philip and Ida Romberg Distinguished Service Professor in Germanic Studies, published The Weight of Flesh: On the Subject-Matter of Political Economy (Oxford University Press, 2015). A German translation was published of his 2011 book The Royal Remains: The People’s Two Bodies and the Endgames of Sovereignty.
David E. Wellbery, the LeRoy T. and Margaret Deffenbaugh Carlson University Professor in Germanic Studies, was awarded the Prize of the Goethe Society of North America for best essay published on Goethe in 2014. He received a grant from UChicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society for “The Idealism Project.”

Linguistics

Karlos Arregi, Associate Professor in Linguistics, served as co-director of the 2015 LSA Summer Linguistics Institute and was named a Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America.
Diane K. Brentari, the Mary K. Werkman Professor of Linguistics, received grants from the National Science Foundation, the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, and the Templeton Foundation.
John Goldsmith, Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor in Linguistics and Computer Science, published Empiricist Approaches to Language Learnability (Oxford University Press, 2016).
Lenore Grenoble, the John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor in Linguistics, delivered three keynote lectures: “Language Endangerment: Definition, Ideologies, Theories, and Representations” and “Revitalizing Definitions and Approaches” at the University of Buea and University of Yaounde, Camaroon and “Women’s Education in a Global World” at Mody University, Lakshmangarh, India.
Jason Merchant, Professor in Linguistics, received a grant from UChicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society for the project “Historical Semantics and Legal Interpretation.”
Alan Yu, Professor in Linguistics, served as co-director of the 2015 LSA Summer Linguistics Institute and was named a Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America. He received a grant from the Standing Committee of Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) of Hong Kong for “From speech to spelling: Improving Chinese proficiency of non-Chinese speaking students through Cantonese Speech Learning,” and a grant from the Social and Humanities Research Council for “Heritage Languages speakers in Toronto: What do they tell sociolinguists?”

Music

Philip Bohlman, the Ludwig Rosenberger Distinguished Service Professor in Jewish History in Music, published Song Loves the Masses: Herder on Music and Nationalism (University of California Press, 2016), which received the Bruno Netti Prize for the Outstanding Book on the History of Ethnomusicology from the Society of Ethnomusicology. He also co-edited Jazz Worlds/World Jazz (University of Chicago Press, 2016) and Resounding Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Religion, and Ritual (Oxford University Press, 2016). In 2015 Turkish and Chinese editions of his World Music: A Very Short Introduction were published. Bohlman also served as artistic director of the New Budapest Orpheum Society, whose composition “As Dreams Fall Apart” was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Classical Compendium category. He was also appointed Honorarprofessor, Hochschule für Musik at Theater und Medien Hannover.
Anthony Cheung, Assistant Professor in Music, received the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Plus Annual Award. He was also named the Daniel R Lewis Young Composer Fellow for the Cleveland Orchestra.
Thomas Christensen, the Avalon Foundation Professor in Music and the Humanities, received a research leave fellowship from the American Council for Learned Societies for his project “Fétis and the Tonal Imagination: French Discourses of Musical Tonality in the Nineteenth Century.”
Marta Ptaszynska, Helen B. and Frank L. Sulzberger Professor in Music, published the compositions Missa Somenis for three soloists, two mixed choirs, and orchestra and Improvisations after J.R.
Anne Walters Robertson, the Claire Dux Swift Distinguished Service Professor in Music, was appointed Interim Dean of the Division of the Humanities. She was also named Honorary Member of the Musicology Society.
Augusta Read Thomas, University Professor in Music, premiered several compositions: “Helix Spirals” at Harvard University, “Selene” at Columbia University and the Tanglewood Music Festival, “Klee Musings” at the Norton Concert Series, “Of Being Is a Bird” at Wigmore Hall, “Venus Enchanted,” “Rhea Enchanted,” “Rainbow Bridge,” “Avian Capriccio,” and “Avian Escapades.” She released several CD recordings on the albums “Of Being Is a Bird,” “Dawn to Dusk,” “Full Moon in the City,” “Dialogue,” and “Roots of Evanescence.” She was awarded Chevalier of the Order of Cultural Merit by the Sovereign Prince of Monaco, and the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra’s Composer Award.

Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

McGuire Gibson, Professor in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, co-edited Nimrud: The Queens’ Tombs (Oriental Institute, 2016).
Ghenwa Hayek, Assistant Professor in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, received the Khayrallah Prize in Middle Eastern Diaspora Studies.
Nadine Moeller, Associate Professor Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, published The Archeology of Urbanism in Ancient Egypt: The Settlements from the Predynastic Period to the End of the Middle Kingdom (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and received a research leave fellowship from the American Council for Learned Societies for her project “The Archaeology of Urbanism in Ancient Egypt: The Settlements from the Second Intermediate Period to the End of the Third Intermediate Period.”
Richard Payne, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, published A State of Mixture: Christians, Zoroastrians, and Iranian Political Culture in Late Antiquity (University of California Press, 2016).
David Schloen, Associate Professor in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, delivered the keynote lecture at the Annual Aharoni Day Symposium at Tel Aviv University. He received a grant from the National Science Foundation for his project “CRESCAT: A Computational Research Ecosystem for Scientific Collaboration on Ancient Topics” and received a grant from UChicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society for the project “Economic Analysis of Ancient Trade.”
Gil Stein, Professor of Archeology in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, received a grant from the US Department of State–Kabul Embassy for the “Afghan Heritage Mapping Project: Documenting Archeological Looting in Afghanistan.” He received a planning grant from the Carnegie Corporation for “Preserving the Cultural Heritage of States in Transition: The Chicago Center for Archeological Heritage Preservation (CCAHP),” and received a grant from UChicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society for the project “Past For Sale.”
Sofia Torallas Tovar, Associate Professor of Classics and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, received a grant from the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Spain: Proyectos del Plan Nacional for “La Memoria Escrita: Texto, Materialidad y Contexto de las Colecciones papiraceas espanolas.” She curated and edited the catalog for the exhibition Pharoah’s Reeds: A Papyrus Journey Up the Nile” in Barcelona. She translated two works: Obras completas de Filón de Alejandría vol. IV: Sobre los Sueños, Sobre José, Sobre Abraham (Editorial Trotta: 2016) and ESTRABÓN, Geografía: Libro XV–XVII (Colección Clásica Gredos, 2015). She received a grant from UChicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society for the project “The Transmission of Magical Knowledge in Antiquity.”

Philosophy

Agnes Callard, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, received a 2015–16 research leave fellowship from UChicago’s Franke Institute for the Humanities for the project “Aspiration.”
Benjamin Callard, Lecturer in Philosophy, delivered the keynote speech “A Solution to the Paradox of Perfection” at the Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Club Conference.
James Conant, the Chester D. Tripp Professor of Humanities in Philosophy, received the Annelise Maier Forschungspreis from the Humboldt Foundation and served as Co-Director of the FAGI Institute for Analytic German Idealism at the University of Leipzig. He received a grant from UChicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society for the project “The Idealism Project.”
Arnold I. Davidson, the Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor in Philosophy, Comparative Literature, and Romance Languages and Literatures, edited Michel Foucault’s The Punitive Society (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).
Ben Laurence, Assistant Professor in Philosophy, received a grant from the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights to fund the “Justice at Work” initiative.
Robert Pippin, Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor in Philosophy and Committee on Social Thought, received a grant from UChicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society for “The Idealism Project.”
Josef Stern, the William H. Colvin Professor in Philosophy, published a paperback edition of Metaphor in Context. He was awarded a Senior Fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Hamburg.
Candace Vogler, the David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor in Philosophy, delivered the keynote address “Courage in the Classroom” at the Kuyers Institute Conference on Education at Calvin College in Grand Rapids Michigan. She was the Distinguished Visiting Faculty at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham in the UK. She received grants from the John Templeton Foundation for the project “Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life” and the Hyde Park Institute for the “Chicago Moral Philosophy Project.” Her book John Stuart Mill’s Deliberative Landscape (Routledge Revivals, 2016) was reissued.
Malte Willer, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, received the Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Romance Languages and Literatures

Frederick de Armas, the Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Service Professor in Romance Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature, published Nuevas sonoras aves: Catorce estudios sobre Calderón de la Barca (Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2015).
Daisy Delogu, Associate Professor in Romance Languages and Literatures, was a contributor to Alain Chartier c.1385–1430: Father of French Eloquence (Brill, 2015).
Philippe Desan, the Howard L. Willett Professor in Romance Languages and Literatures, won the Grand Prix de l’Académie pour le Rayonnement de la langue et de la littérature françaises and was also awarded the Prix Pierre-Georges Castex de littérature française de l'Académie des Sciences Morales et Politique.
Laura Gandolfi, Assistant Professor in Romance Languages and Literatures, received a 2015–16 research leave fellowship from UChicago’s Franke Institute for the Humanities for the project “Mexico’s Itinerant Objects: Practices of Writing, Perception and Material Culture.”
Alison James, Associate Professor in Romance Languages and Literatures, delivered the keynote address “Paper Witness: Voices and Documents in Contemporary French Literature” at the Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures.
Armando Maggi, Professor in Romance Languages and Literatures, published Preserving the Spell: Basile’s The Tale of Tales in the Fairy-Tale Tradition (University of Chicago Press, 2015).
Miguel Martinez, Assistant Professor in Romance Languages and Literatures, published Front Lines: Soldiers’ Writing in the Early Modern Hispanic World (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).
Larry Norman, Frank L. Sulzberger Professor in Romance Languages and Literatures andTheater and Performance Studies, was appointed visiting professor at the Université Paris Sorbonne in December 2015.
Victoria Saramago, Assistant Professor in Romance Languages and Literatures, delivered the keynote lecture at the “Pedro Paramo: 60 años” conference at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico.
Justin Steinberg, Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, was named the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Dante Studies.

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Kinga Kosmala, Lecturer in Slavic Languages and Literatures, was elected President of the North American Association of Teachers of Polish (NAATPI).
Bożena Shallcross, Professor in Slavic Languages and Literatures, delivered the keynote lecture at “DeMATERIALIZATIONS” at Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland.

South Asian Languages and Civilizations

Whitney Marshall Cox, Associate Professor in South Asian Languages and Civilizations , received a 2015–16 research leave fellowship from UChicago’s Franke Institute for the Humanities for the project “Modes of Philology in Medieval South India.”
Wendy Doniger, the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and Committee on Social Thought, published Redeeming the Kamasutra (Oxford University Press, 2016).
Sascha Ebeling, Associate Professor in South Asian Languages and Civilizations, co-edited and co-translated Lost Evenings, Lost Lives: Tamil Poets on Sri Lanka’s War, which won the English PEN Translates Award.
Ulrike Stark, Professor in South Asian Languages and Civilizations, co-curated the exhibition Envisioning South Asia: Texts, Scholarship, Legacies at the UChicago Special Collections Research Center.
Gary Tubb, the Anupama and Guru Ramakrishnan Professor in South Asian Languages and Civilizations, delivered the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lecture at All Souls College in Oxford.

Visual Arts

Theaster Gates, Professor in Visual Arts, was awarded the Artes Mundi Prize, inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, received the inaugural Kennedy Center Award for the Human Spirit, the Brandeis University Richman Distinguished Fellowship in Public Life, the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award for Social Progress, and the KLEO Barret Award. He exhibited “How to Build a Museum” at the Art Gallery of Ontario, “Saltwater” at the 14th Istanbul Biennial, and performed “All the World’s Futures” at the 56th Venice Biennale.
Amber Ginsburg, Lecturer in Visual Arts, received a grant from the Propeller Fund for Fielding (with Sara Black and Billy Dee)
Laura Letinsky, Professor in Visual Arts, curated Unsuspending Disbelief in Chicago, Looking Askance in Delhi (co-curated with Jessica Moss), and STAIN (in collaboration with John Paul Morabito). She performed Cage Unrequited at the Museum of Contemporary Art. She received the Canada Council International Residency,at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, and her 2015 book was listed by PDN Photo as a Best Photography Book of 2015, American Photography Magazine as one of the 10 Best Photography Books of 2015, and was named to the Scotia Bank Photography Prize Short List. She received grants from the University of Chicago Delhi Center and the Center in Beijing for research and travel courses in China and India.
Geof Oppenheimer, Professor of Practice in the Arts in Visual Arts, exhibited Big Boss and the Ecstasy of Pressures at the Block Museum in Evanston, IL, for which he received a publication grant from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, and participated in the group exhibition A Painting is a Painting Isn’t a Painting at the Kadist Foundation in Paris. He also served as Artist in Residence at ACRE in Stuben, WI.
William Pope.L, Associate Professor in Visual Arts, delivered the keynote address “Far-Sited: Creating and Conserving Art in Public Places” at the Getty Conservation Institute. He held the solo exhibitions Forest at Susan Vielmetter Projects in New York City, Desert at the Steve Turner Gallery in Los Angeles, and exhibitions at the Independent Art Fair in New York City and Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland. He participated in numerous group exhibitions in Basel, Munich, New York City, New Haven, Minneapolis, Detroit, Brooklyn, London, Boston, and Chicago. He wrote, directed performed, and staged The Problem at Art Basel. He also designed and staged the performance Cage Unrequited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
Jason Salavon, Associate Professor in Visual Arts, exhibited The Master Index at Expo Chicago, All the Ways at Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles, and Soliloquy: Jason Salavon at the Public Trust in Dallas, Texas. Two of his pieces were acquired by the Baltimore Art Museum, and the UC–Berkeley Art Museum.
David Schutter, Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts, had two solo exhibitions at the Instituto Centrale per la Grafica and Magazzino in Rome, Italy. He was awarded the Sam Hunter Emerging Artist Fund award from the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis College. He had three pieces acquired by Istituto Central per la Grafica, the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, and Fondazione Memmo. He received a 2015–16 research leave fellowship from the American Academy in Rome.
Jessica Stockholder, Raymond W. & Martha Hilpert Gruner Distinguished Service Professor in Visual Arts, had solo exhibits at the Kavi Gupta Gallery, the Smart Museum of Art, Cleaopatra Gallery in New York City, Mitchell Innes and Nash Gallery, and Nacht St. Stephan Gallery. She exhibited work at Color Jam Houston, Hauser Wirth and Schimmel Gallery, MK Restaurant, and Expo Chicago. She also received a grant from UChicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society for the project “Open Fields: Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Very Idea of a Natural History.”
Catherine Sullivan, Associate Professor in Visual Arts, had a solo exhibit at Galeri Catherine Bastide in Brussels, Belgium. Her collaborative project Afterword (An Opera) was performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. She exhibited Afterword Dramaturgies at the Galerie Catherine Bastide in Brussels, Belgium. She also screened Afterword Via Fantasia at Art Basel in Miami, Theatre de la Ville in Paris, Metro Pictures Gallery in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art in Scottsdale, AZ, and Witte de With Contemporary Art, Rotterdam.
Scott Wolniak, Lecturer in Visual Arts, had two solo exhibitions: Landscape Records in the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee WI, and To Break Is to Build at Devening Projects, Chicago, IL. He was also part of the Making Strategies group exhibition in Geary Contemporary, New York, NY, the Around Flat group exhibition at the Knockdown Center, Queens, NY, and Live to Tape – Artist Television Festival at Constellation, Chicago.