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1 Sam Lipsyte, Writer, New York City; Assistant Professor, School of the Arts, Columbia University: Fiction. 234
2 Elizabeth LeCompte, Theater Artist, New York City; Founding Member and Artistic Director, The Wooster Group: Drama. 197
3 Randy E. Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory, Georgetown University Law Center: The reconstructed constitution. 190
4 Edith Grossman, Translator, New York City: The "Soledades" of Luis de Góngora. 176
5 Jane Mayer, Writer, Chevy Chase, Maryland; Staff Writer, The New Yorker Magazine: How America lost its way in fighting terrorism. 166
6 Danny Hoch, Playwright, Brooklyn, New York: Drama. 118
7 Daniel Horowitz, Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of American Studies, Smith College: Understanding consumer culture, 1951-2001. 101
8 Lan Samantha Chang, Professor of Creative Writing, and Director, The Program in Creative Writing, University of Iowa Writers' Workshop: Fiction. 99
9 Peter Stone, Associate Professor of Computer Sciences, University of Texas, Austin: Ad hoc teams of mobile robots. 98
10 Harry Bernstein, Writer, Brick, New Jersey: Now in my nineties. 96
11 Bob Hicok, Poet, Blacksburg, Virginia; Associate Professor of Creative Writing, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: Poetry. 94
12 Jack Marshall, Writer, El Cerrito, California: Poetry. 78
13 Rae Armantrout, Poet, San Diego, California; Professor of Poetry and Poetics, University of California, San Diego: Poetry. 73
14 David M. Halperin, W. H. Auden Collegiate Professor of the History and Theory of Sexuality, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: How to be gay. 67
15 Geri A. Allen, Composer, Upper Montclair, New Jersey; Associate Professor of Jazz Piano and Improvisation, University of Michigan: Music composition. 65
16 Alexander Stille, San Paolo Professor of International Journalism, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University: Family matters: a memoir. 64
17 Meena Alexander, Poet, New York City; Distinguished Professor of English, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center: Poetry. 59
18 Kaja Silverman, Class of 1940 Professor of Rhetoric, Film, and Art History, University of California, Berkeley: The miracle of analogy. 57
19 Rufus Reid, Composer, Bassist, and Clinician, Teaneck, New Jersey: Music composition. 57
20 Jonathan Weiner, Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University: A book about science and art. 52
21 James Hyde, Painter, Brooklyn, New York: Painting. 48
22 Samuel Moyn, Professor of History, Columbia University: Human rights between morality and politics. 44
23 Don Mitchell, Distinguished Professor, Department of Geography, Maxwell School, Syracuse University; Visiting Scholar, Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania: Bracero: remaking the California landscape, 1942-1964. 39
24 Mason Bates, Composer, Oakland, California: Music Composition. 36
25 Roya Hakakian, Writer, Woodbridge, Connecticut: The assassins of the Turquoise Palace. 36
26 Phoebe Gloeckner, Artist, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Art and Design: A graphic narrative. 35
27 Forrest Gander, Poet, Barrington, Rhode Island; Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Brown University: Poetry. 33
28 Janet Maguire, Composer, Venice, Italy: Music composition. 32
29 Bill Daniel, Filmmaker, Braddock, Pennsylvania: Filmmaking. 32
30 Margo Jefferson, Associate Professor, Eugene Lang College, The New School University; Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia University: Race: composition and improvisation. 32
31 Woody Holton, Associate Professor of History, University of Richmond: Abigail Adams, entrepreneur. 31
32 Douglas N. Arnold, Professor of Mathematics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities: Finite element exterior calculus. 31
33 Paul Clemens, Assistant to the Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Wayne State University: Dismantling a Detroit auto plant. 30
34 Michael Paul Burkard, Poet, Syracuse, New York; Associate Professor of English, MFA Program in Creative Writing, Syracuse University; Instructor, Bennington Writing Seminars, Bennington College: Poetry. 25
35 Michael J. Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art, Williams College: The pietist tradition in town planning. 23
36 Andrew Weaver, Professor, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada: Biogeochemical feedbacks on polar climate stability. 23
37 Arthur P. Shimamura, Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley: A neurocognitive approach to the psychology of art and aesthetics. 22
38 Ruben Ochoa, Artist, Los Angeles, California; Adjunct Professor in Sculpture, University of California, Irvine: Installation art. 21
39 Marc Trujillo, Artist, Sherman Oaks, California; Professor of Drawing and Painting, Santa Monica College: Painting. 21
40 David Galenson, Professor in Economics and the College, University of Chicago: Conceptual revolutions in twentieth-century art. 20
41 Sarah Watts, Professor of History, Wake Forest University: The political satires of Lyonel Feininger. 20
42 Anthony McCall, Artist, New York City: Installation art. 19
43 Richard Primus, Professor of Law, University of Michigan: Constitutional authority in the wake of civil war. 18
44 Tim Bowling, Poet, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Poetry. 17
45 Tony D'Souza, Writer, Sarasota, Florida: Fiction. 15
46 Laurent Dubois, Professor of History and Romance Studies, Duke University: A cultural history of the banjo. 15
47 Dan Chiasson, Poet, Sudbury, Massachusetts; Assistant Professor of English, Wellesley College: Poetry. 15
48 Robin Hemley, Professor of English and Director, Nonfiction Writing Program, University of Iowa: Revisiting one's own youth. 14
49 Pamela Yates, Filmmaker, New York City; President and Cofounder, Skylight Pictures, Inc: Filmmaking. 14
50 Molissa Fenley, Choreographer, New York City; Artistic Director, Molissa Fenley and Dancers; Associate Professor of Dance, Mills College: Choreography. 14
51 Greg Miller, Photographer, Brooklyn, New York: Photography. 13
52 Bill Zavatsky, Poet, New York City; Teacher of English, Trinity School, New York City: Poetry. 12
53 Paul Rudy, Composer, Kansas City, Missouri; Associate Professor and Coordinator of Composition, Conservatory of Music and Dance, University of Missouri, Kansas City: Music composition. 12
54 Ben Russell, Filmmaker, Chicago, Illinois; Visiting Assistant Professor in Moving Image, University of Illinois: Filmmaking. 12
55 Nicholas Watson, Professor of English and American Literature and Language, Harvard University: Vernacular theology and the secularization of England, 1050-1550. 12
56 Matthew Klam, Writer, Washington, DC; Visiting Associate Professor, Stony Brook University: Fiction. 11
57 Xiaohui Fan, Associate Professor of Astronomy, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona: The end of cosmic dark ages: beyond the redshift seven barrier. 11
58 Lisa Zunshine, Professor of English, University of Kentucky. 10
59 Martin Kersels, Artist, Sierra Madre, California; Codirector and Faculty Member, Program in Art, California Institute of the Arts: Installation art. 9
60 Laura L. Kiessling, Hilldale Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Laurens Anderson Professor of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin: Chemoselective reactions for biology. 9
61 Mark I. Friedman, Member and Associate Director, Monell Center, Philadelphia: Diet and obesity. 8
62 Alexander van Oudenaarden, Associate Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Stochastic gene expression in development. 8
63 Reginald Shepherd, Poet, Pensacola, Florida; Associate Poetry Faculty, Low-Residency MFA Program, Antioch University: Poetry. 8
64 Beth Levin, William H. Bonsall Professor in the Humanities, Stanford University: Crosslinguistic variation in event encoding. 7
65 Vyvyane Loh, Writer, Watertown, Massachusetts: Fiction. 7
66 Len Ackland, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Colorado, Boulder: Nuclear power at a crossroads. 6
67 Edward Fowler, Writer, Irvine, California; Professor, School of Humanities, University of California, Irvine: A family memoir. 6
68 Jeffrey L. Bennetzen, Norman and Doris Giles Professor of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics, University of Georgia: Genetic diversity and population structure in the parasitic weed Striga and its crop hosts in Mali. 6
69 Donald A. Yates, Writer and Translator, St. Helena, California; Professor Emeritus of Latin American Literature, Michigan State University: Jorge Luis Borges: A life in letters. 5
70 Erika Blumenfeld, Artist, Marfa, Texas: Environment-based installation. < 5
71 G. R. F. Ferrari, Professor of Classics, University of California, Berkeley: Fiction and the limits of social meaning. < 5
72 Leon Fink, UIC Distinguished Professor, Department of History, University of Illinois, Chicago: Regulating labor in the Atlantic world, 1800-2000. < 5
73 Stanley Brandes, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley: Pets and their people. < 5
74 Gary Shiu, Associate Professor of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison: Connecting string theory to experiment. < 5
75 Laurie R. Godfrey, Professor of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst: Reconstructing Madagascar's vanished ecosystems. < 5
76 John Wallace Nunley, Independent scholar, St. Louis, Missouri: African art and the experience of slavery. < 5
77 Joe Fyfe, Painter, Brooklyn, New York; Visiting Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn: Painting. < 5
78 Nancy Easterlin, Professor of English, University of New Orleans: What is literature for?. < 5
79 Achsah Guibbory, Professor of English, and Chair, Department of English, Barnard College: The uses of Judaism in seventeenth-century England. < 5
80 Enrico Riley, Artist, Norwich, Vermont; Senior Lecturer and Area Head of Painting and Drawing, Dartmouth College: Painting. < 5
81 Richard H. Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law: Political power, democratic politics, and constitutional theory. < 5
82 William M. Hamlin, Professor of English, Washington State University: A history of John Florio's Montaigne. < 5
83 Peter Ozsváth, Professor of Mathematics, Columbia University: Heegaard diagrams and holomorphic disks. < 5
84 Linda Woodbridge, Josephine Berry Weiss Chair in the Humanities and Professor of English, Pennsylvania State University: English revenge drama. < 5
85 João Biehl, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University: Transcendental values and political life in postcolonial Brazil: The Mucker War. < 5
86 Deborah Cohen, Associate Professor of History, Brown University: Family secrets in Britain, 1840-1990. < 5
87 William deBuys, Professor of Documentary Studies, College of Santa Fe: An environmental history of the North American Southwest. < 5
88 Jeffrey Schiff, Artist, Brooklyn, New York; Professor of Art, Wesleyan University: Sculpture. < 5
89 Roger D. Waldinger, Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles: America's new immigrants and their homeland connection. < 5
90 Keith Bearden, Filmmaker, Long Island City, New York: Filmmaking. < 5
91 Art Bridgman/Myrna Packer, Choreographers, Valley Cottage, New York; Codirectors, Bridgman/Packer Dance: Choreography. < 5
92 Nancy Evelyn Andrews, Professor of Art and Design, College of the Atlantic: Filmmaking. < 5
93 Val Vinokur, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Eugene Lang College, The New School: A translation of Marie Vieux Chauvet's Amour, colère, et folie. < 5
94 Saar Harari, Choreographer, New York City; Artistic Director, LeeSaar The Company: Choreography. < 5
95 Marc A. Suchard, Assistant Professor of Biomathematics, Biostatistics, and Human Genetics: Towards solutions to the fundamental problems in statistical phylogenetics. < 5
96 Barbara Hahn, Distinguished Professor of German, Vanderbilt University: Hannah Arendt's literature. < 5
97 Nancy Ruttenburg, Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and Slavic Literatures, and Chair, Department of Comparative Literature, New York University: Dostoevsky and the culture of American democracy. < 5
98 Sheldon Danziger, H. J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan: Four decades of antipoverty policies. < 5
99 Anton Treuer, Associate Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University: Ojibwe grammar project. < 5
100 Anthony Korf, Composer, New York City; Artistic Director, Riverside Symphony, New York City: Music composition. < 5
101 Kurt Stallmann, Composer, Houston, Texas; Assistant Professor and Lynette S. Autrey Chair, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University: Music composition. < 5
102 Sue Hettmansperger, Artist, Iowa City, Iowa; Professor of Painting and Drawing, University of Iowa, Iowa City: Painting. < 5
103 Robert Kanigel, Professor of Science Writing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: On an Irish island. < 5
104 Torben Iversen, Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Department of Government, Harvard University: Democracy, distribution, and the representation of economic interests. < 5
105 Sigrid Sandström, Artist, Tivoli, New York; Assistant Professor of Studio Arts, Bard College: Painting. < 5
106 Kathryn Sikkink, Regents Professor and McKnight Distinguished University Professor, University of Minnesota: The origins and effects of human rights trials in the world. < 5
107 Meiling Cheng, Associate Professor of Critical Studies and English, and Director of Critical Studies, School of Theatre, University of Southern California: Contemporary time-based art in China. < 5
108 Ann Goldstein, Editor and Translator, New York City; Editor, The New Yorker: The complete works of Primo Levi. < 5
109 Laura Elise Schwendinger, Composer, Madison, Wisconsin; Associate Professor of Composition, University of Wisconsin, Madison: Music composition. < 5
110 Glen M. MacDonald, Professor of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles: Climate warming, epic drought, and society. < 5
111 Denise L. Herzing, Research Director, Wild Dolphin Project, Jupiter, Florida; Research Faculty Member, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida Atlantic University: Underwater observations of wild dolphins. < 5
112 Kevin A. Yelvington, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of South Florida: Melville J. Herskovits and the making of Afro-American anthropology. < 5
113 Thad Ziolkowski, Writer, Brooklyn, New York; Associate Professor of English and Humanities, and Director, Writing Program, Pratt Institute: Fiction. < 5
114 Ovidiu Costin, Professor of Mathematics, Ohio State University: Study of singular differential systems using generalized summability techniques. < 5
115 Ken Alder, Professor of History and Milton H. Wilson Professor of the Humanities, Northwestern University: Personal identification from the Renaissance to the genome. < 5
116 Katherine V. W. Stone, Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles: The remaking of labor relations in the twenty-first century. < 5
117 Ruth Lewin Sime, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, Sacramento City College: A biographical study of Otto Hahn. < 5
118 James Farquhar (academic), Associate Professor, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center and Department of Geology, University of Maryland: Isotopic investigations of microbial sulfur metabolisms. < 5
119 Allan Greer, Professor of History, University of Toronto: The practices of property in colonial North America. < 5
120 David J. Taylor, Photographer, Las Cruces, New Mexico; Associate Professor of Photography, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces: Photography. < 5
121 Lance Rips, Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University: Concepts of individuals and their persistence. < 5
122 Alan M. Stahl, Curator of Numismatics, Princeton University: The nexus of wealth and power in medieval Venice. < 5
123 Michael P. Berman, Artist and Photographer, San Lorenzo, New Mexico: Photography. < 5
124 Alexei A. Efros, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University: Inferring geometric, photometric, and semantic scene properties from an image. < 5
125 Lisa Sanditz, Artist, Tivoli, New York: Painting. < 5
126 Margaret Lavinia Anderson, Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley: The Armenian Genocide: A German story. < 5
127 Alice Domurat Dreger, Associate Professor of Clinical Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University: Science and identity politics in the Internet age. < 5
128 Jason X.-J. Yuan, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego: Role of ion channels in stem cell proliferation and differentiation. < 5
129 Sumit Guha, Professor of History, Rutgers University: Governing Caste: Identity and power in South Asia, 1600-1900. < 5
130 Robert Feintuch, Artist, New York City; Senior Lecturer in Art, Bates College: Painting. < 5
131 Yonggang Huang, Joseph Cummings Professor, R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University: Atomistic-based continuum theory for nano-structured materials. < 5
132 Paolo Mancosu, Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley: The interplay between philosophy of mathematics and mathematical logic. < 5
133 Rebecca Morris, Artist, Los Angeles, California; Associate Professor of Painting, Pasadena City College: Painting. < 5
134 Miguel Zenón, Composer, New York City: Music composition. < 5
135 Bahram Javidi, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, University of Connecticut: Real-time automated detection and identification of biological microorganisms. < 5
136 Paul Christopher Johnson, Associate Professor, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, and Department of History, and Director, Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: "Religion" and the purification of spirits. < 5
137 Chandrashekhar B. Khare, Professor of Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles: Motives, Galois representations, and automorphic forms. < 5
138 Sean Keilen, Lecturer in English, Princeton University: Imitation and tradition in Renaissance poetry. < 5
139 Mary Kay Vaughan, Professor of History, University of Maryland: Intimate paths to Mexico 1968. < 5
140 Kyong Mee Choi, Composer, Chicago, Illinois; Assistant Professor of Music Composition, Roosevelt University: Music composition. < 5
141 John Gerard Ruggie, Kirkpatrick Professor of International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University: Governing multinationals: the case of human rights. < 5
142 Elijah Gowin, Photographer, Kansas City, Missouri; Assistant Professor of Art and Art History, University of Missouri, Kansas City: Photography. < 5
143 Rachel Fulton, Associate Professor of History, University of Chicago: The Virgin Mary and the art of prayer, 1000-1500. < 5
144 Carlyle Brown, Playwright, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Drama. < 5
145 Richard Panek, Writer, New York City: At the dawn of the next universe. < 5
146 Pam Lins, Sculptor, Brooklyn, New York; Adjunct Professor, Cooper Union School of Art: Sculpture. < 5
147 Ashutosh Varshney, Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan: Cities and ethnic conflict: a multi-country study. < 5
148 Michael Leja, Professor, History of Art Department, University of Pennsylvania: The flood of pictures in the mid-nineteenth century. < 5
149 Martha Ackmann, Writer, Leverett, Massachusetts; Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies, Mount Holyoke College: Toni Stone's challenge to baseball and America. < 5
150 Judith Mayne, Distinguished Humanities Professor of French, Ohio State University: Continental films and French Occupation cinema. < 5
151 Philip W. Scher, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Oregon: Tourism, the state, and the performance of identity in the neoliberal Caribbean. < 5
152 Susan S. Silbey, Leon and Anne Goldberg Professor of Humanities and Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Trust and surveillance in the cultures of science. < 5
153 Rodney Evans, Filmmaker, Brooklyn, New York: Filmmaking. < 5
154 Claire Preston, Fellow and Lecturer in English, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge: English literature and scientific investigation in the seventeenth century. < 5
155 Rachel P. Youens, Artist, Brooklyn, New York; Adjunct Lecturer, Parsons School of Design; Adjunct Assistant Professor, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York: Painting and sculpture. < 5
156 Oren D. Rudavsky, Filmmaker, New York City: Filmmaking. < 5
157 Howard Bodenhorn, Professor of Economics, Clemson University; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts: The political economy of Jacksonian New York. < 5
158 Christopher S. Celenza, Professor, Department of German and Romance Languages, Johns Hopkins University: Humanism and language from Petrarch to Poliziano. < 5
159 Yacine Ait-Sahalia, Otto Hack 1903 Professor of Finance and Economics, Princeton University: The econometrics of jumps and volatility. < 5
160 Keith Terry, Choreographer, Musician, and Dancer, Oakland, California; Artistic Director, Crosspulse: Choreography. < 5
161 Li Zhang, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Davis: The rise of psychotherapy in post-reform China. < 5


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