Kathy Fagan Grandinetti, professor in the Department of English, and David L. Hoffmann, College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of History, have received 2023 Guggenheim Fellowships, the organization announced last week.
Fagan Grandinetti, whose fellowship award was in the category of poetry, has authored six books in her career. Her poems have been widely anthologized, and her work has appeared in publications including Poetry, The Paris Review, FIELD, The Kenyon Review, Slate, The New Republic, The New York Times Sunday Magazine and more. At Ohio State, Fagan Grandinetti cofounded the MFA program in creative writing.
“I am over the moon to be awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, especially now as I begin poems toward a new collection that extends and deepens the concerns of my 2022 collection,” Fagan Grandinetti said. “My gratitude to the foundation and my delight in my creative arts cohort this year make me all the more eager to get down to work.”
Hoffmann, whose fellowship award is in the category of European and Latin American history, is a specialist in Russian and Soviet history with a focus on the political, social and cultural history of Stalinism. Most recently, his publications include an edited volume, The Memory of the Second World War in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia, and a monograph entitled The Stalinist Era. Hoffmann has been at Ohio State’s Department of History since 1994 and was named a College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor in 2017.
“I am very honored to be awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship,” Hoffmann said. “With Russia’s continuing war in Ukraine, we have a particular need to understand Russian and Ukrainian history, and the fellowship will support my research on World War II memory in the Soviet Union and Putin’s Russia. I am grateful to be at Ohio State, given the excellence of our Department of History and our Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies.”
Fagan Grandinetti and Hoffman are two of 171 Guggenheim Fellows for 2023 chosen from a rigorous application and peer-review process out of almost 2,500 applicants. In all, 48 scholarly disciplines and artistic fields, 72 academic institutions, 24 states and the District of Columbia, and two Canadian provinces are represented in this year’s class of Guggenheim Fellows.
Created and initially funded in 1925 by Senator Simon and Olga Guggenheim in memory of their son John Simon Guggenheim, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has sought since its inception to “further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions.”
Since its establishment, the foundation has granted nearly $400 million in fellowships to over 18,000 individuals, among whom are more than 125 Nobel laureates, members of all the national academies, winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Fields Medal, Turing Award, Bancroft Prize, National Book Award and other internationally recognized honors.