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Awards

University of Minnesota Awards

Regents Professorship
    Distinguished McKnight University Professorship
    • John Watkins, 2010
    McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
    • Elaine Auyoung, 2018-2020
    • Ray Gonzalez, 1999-2001
    • John Watkins, 1995-1997
    • Andrew Elfenbein, 1993-1995
    • Ellen Messer-Davidow, 1989-1991
    Edelstein-Keller Distinguished Professor
    • Charles Baxter
    Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education
    • Julie Schumacher, 2019
    • Katherine Scheil, 2017
    • Josephine Lee, 2008
    Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contribution to Undergraduate Education
    • Eric Daigre, 2019
    • Dan Philippon, 2017
    • Julie Schumacher, 2009
    • John Watkins, 2004
    • Andrew Elfenbein, 2002
    • Josephine Lee, 2002
    President’s Award for Outstanding Service
    • Michael Hancher, 2014
    CLA Arthur "Red" Motley Exemplary Teaching Award
    • Rebecca Krug, 2006
    • John Watkins, 2005
    CLA Samuel Russell Chair in the Humanities
    • Nabil Matar, 2017-2020
    • Timothy Brennan, 2014-2017
    Talle Family Faculty Research Award
    • Amit Yahav, 2019-2020
    • Kim Todd, 2018-2019
    CLA Dean’s Medal
      CLA Scholar of the College
      • Julie Schumacher, 2016-2019
      • Katherine Scheil, 2014-2017
      • Nabil Matar, 2011-2014
      • Ray Gonzalez, 2006-2009
      • Ellen Messer-Davidow, 2005-2008
      • John Watkins, 2004-2007
      • Timothy Brennan, 2003-2006
      • Andrew Elfenbein, 2000-2003
      • Michael Hancher, 1990-1993
      CLA Dr. Matthew Stark Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Faculty Award
      • Ellen Messer-Davidow, 2009
      Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship (since 2005)
      • Nathaniel Miller, 2019-2020
      • Katherine Scheil, 2019-2020
      • Lois Cucullu, 2018-2019
      • M. J. Fitzgerald, 2018-2019
      • Jani Scandura, 2018-2019
      • Nabil Matar, 2014
      • Andrew Elfenbein, 2013-2015, 2005
      • Ellen Messer-Davidow, 2011-2013, 2009-2011
      • M. J. Fitzgerald, 2011, 2006
      • Timothy Brennan, 2010, 2006-2007
      • Katherine Scheil, 2009-2010, 2007-2008
      • Lois Cucullu, 2008-2009
      • Andrew Scheil, 2007-2008
      • Jani Scandura, 2006-2008
      • Lianna Farber, 2005-2007
      Provost’s Imagine Fund for Arts and Humanities
      • Lois Cucullu, V. V. Ganeshananthan, 2018-2019
      • Katherine Scheil, 2017-2018
      • Elaine Auyoung, Nabil Matar, Nathaniel Mills, Jani Scandura, 2016-2017
      • Michael Hancher, Scandura, 2015-2016
      • Peter Campion, Qadri Ismail, 2014-2015
      • Dan Philippon, Scandura, K. Scheil, 2013-2014
      • Timothy Brennan, Cucullu, M. J. Fitzgerald, Matar, Scandura, K. Scheil, 2012-2013
      • Brennan, Ismail, Scandura, 2011-2012
      • Brennan, Ray Gonzalez, Hancher, Ismail, Scandura, Scheil, and Julie Schumacher, 2010-2011
      • Brennan, Cucullu, Siobhan Craig, Gonzalez, Ismail, Ellen Messer-Davidow, K. Scheil, 2009-2010
      Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship (since 2005)
      • V. V. Ganeshananthan, 2019-2020
      • Kathryn Nuernberger, 2019-2020
      • Siobhan Craig, 2018-2019
      • Katherine Scheil, 2017-2018
      • Amit Yahav, fall 2015
      • Elaine Auyoung, fall 2014
      • Jani Scandura, 2008-2009
      • Ellen Messer-Davidow, fall 2007
      • Siobhan Craig, 2006
      Distinguished Educator Award, College of Continuing Education
      • Julie Schumacher, 2008
      Donald V. Hawkins Professor of English
      • Amit Yahav, 2019-2020
      • Kim Todd, 2018-2021
      • Andrew Scheil, 2015-2018
      Ruth Christie Distinguished Teaching Award for Faculty in English
      • Chris Kamerbeek [lecturer], 2016
      • Josephine Lee, 2014
      • Andrew Elfenbein, 2012, 2000
      • Rebecca Krug, 2013
      • Siobhan Craig, 2008
      • Brian Goldberg, 2006
      • John Watkins, 1996

       

      Recent External Awards

      Book Awards
      • Charles Baxter, Minnesota Book Award in Novel & Short Story for There's Something I Want You to Do, 2016
      • Ray Gonzalez, Minnesota Book Award in Poetry for Beautiful Wall, 2016
      • Julie Schumacher, Thurber Prize for American Humor for Dear Committee Members, 2015; Midwest Booksellers Choice for Fiction for Dear Committee Members, 2015; Minnesota Book Award in Young Adult Literature for The Book of 100 Truths, 2007
      • Andrew Elfenbein, Choice Outstanding Academic Book for Romanticism and the Rise of English, 2009
      • Charles Baxter, Minnesota Book Award in General Nonfiction for The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot, 2008
      • Andrew Scheil, John Nicholas Brown Prize of the Medieval Academy of America, for The Footsteps of Israel: Understanding Jews in Anglo-Saxon England, 2008; book also received biennial Best First Book Prize (2005) of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS)
      • Ray Gonzalez, Latino Heritage Award for Best Book of Poetry for The Religion of Hands, 2006
      Fulbright Awards
      • Dan Philippon, Fulbright Core Research/Teaching Award, University of Turin and University of Gastronomic Sciences, Italy, 2012
      Lifetime Achievement Awards
      • Ray Gonzalez, Witter Bynner Prize for Poetic Achievement from the Library of Congress, 2017; Lifetime Achievement Award in Latino Literature from Con Tinta, 2015
      • Nabil Matar, Advancement of Sciences Award in Comparative Literature and Literary Translation from the Kuwait Foundation, 2017
      • Josephine Lee, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Asian American Studies, 2016
      • Timothy Brennan, Lifetime Achievement Award from South Asian Literatures Association for Contributions to South Asian Studies, 2014
      MacArthur Fellowship
        John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
        • John Watkins, 2015-2016
        • Peter Campion, 2011-2012
        Andrew Mellon Foundation
        • Christopher Pexa, co-PI for Humanities Without Walls Grant, 2017-2018; Mellon Diversity Dissertation Completion and Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cornell University, 2012-2015
        • Josephine Lee, Dan Philippon, and Jani Scandura, Global Midwest proposals via Institute for Advanced Study, 2014
        • Andrew Scheil, Mellon Foundation Grant: One of three principal investigators on a three-year grant to establish a “Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World” at the University of Minnesota, 2013
        • Qadri Ismail, Mellon Senior Researcher in Residence, Center for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, Summer 2011
        National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
        • Josephine Lee, 2019-2020
        • Nabil Matar, principal investigator, “Shared Cultural Spaces: Islam and the West in the Arts and Sciences,” National Endowment of the Humanities Conference, 2011
        • Andrew Scheil, 2007-2008
        • Lois Cucullu, summer 2007, 2005-2006
        • Timothy Brennan, summer 2006
        Research & Writing Fellowships
        • Lois Cucullu, Modern Studies Association Research Travel Grant, 2018; Christopher Isherwood Foundation Fellowship, Huntington Library, 2017; William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Fellowship, UCLA, 2011, and Mayers Fellowship, Huntington Library, 2011
        • Timothy Brennan, Camargo Foundation Residence, 2017; Mercator Professorship, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 2011
        • V. V. Ganeshananthan, American Academy Berlin Prize Residency, 2017; Human Rights Initiative Fund Faculty Research Award, 2017; Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship, 2014-2015; National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship 2014-2015; Yaddo Foundation Fellowship, 2012; MacDowell Colony Fellowship, 2012
        • Kim Todd, Anderson Center Residency, 2016; Mesa Refuge Residency, 2012
        • Julie Schumacher, PEN/Hemingway Fellowship, 2015; Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency, 2011
        • John Watkins, American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 2014-2015; Visiting Research Scholar Keble College, Oxford 2014-2015; American Philosophical Society Sabbatical Fellowship, 2007
        • Andrew Elfenbein, American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 2013-2014; American Philosophical Society Sabbatical Fellowship, 2005-06; Howard Foundation Fellowship, 2005-06
        • Dan Philippon, Senior Fellow, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, Germany, 2011-12
        • Katherine Scheil, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowship, 2011; Bibliographic Society of America Fellowship, 2007-2008; Folger Shakespeare Library Grant, 2007
        • Amit Yahav, Lewis Walpole Library Visiting Research Fellowshp, Yale University, 2010
        • Peter Campion, Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize in Literature (Prix de Rome), American Academy in Rome, 2009-2010
        • Andrew Scheil, Friedrich Solmsen Fellowship, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin, 2008-2009
        • Liana Farber, Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship, ACLS, 2008; Friedrich Solmsen Fellowship, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin, 2007
        • Nabil Matar, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Research Professor, Paris, June, 2008; British Academy Visiting Professorship, London, February 2006
        • Jani Scandura, American Philosophical Society Sabbatical Fellowship, 2005-2006; Center for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge, 2006
        Other Awards
        • Douglas Kearney, Cy Twombly Poetry Award, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, 2019
        • Nabil Matar, “Building Bridges Award,” Association of Muslim Social Scientists and Alwalid bin Talal Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge, 2012
        • Charles Baxter, 25th Anniversary Rea Award for the Short Story, 2011; American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit for Short Story, 2007
        • Peter Campion, Editors Award for Reviewing, Poetry magazine, 2011; Larry Levis Reading Prize, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2010; Pushcart Prize, 2008
        • Josephine Lee, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans Leadership Award, 2006