Magda Teter, Chair of Medieval Studies, Jeremy Zwelling Professor of Jewish Studies, Professor of History, Professor of Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Elizabeth Willis, Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing, Professor of English, have both been awarded 2012 fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. According to the Guggenheim Foundation, the prestigious academic honor is presented to scholars “who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.”
Teter is the author of Jews and Heretics in Catholic Poland (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Sinners on Trial (Harvard University Press, 2011), and a co-editor of and contributor to Social and Cultural Boundaries in Pre-modern Poland (Littman, 2010). The full citation to her award can be found here.
Willis, who specializes in poetry, is the author of Address (Wesleyan UP, 2011), which won the PEN New England Winship Award for Poetry. Her other books include Meteoric Flowers (Wesleyan UP, 2006), Turneresque (Burning Deck, 2003), and The Human Abstract (Penguin, 1995), which won the National Poetry Series. The full citation for her award can be found here.