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Awards

University of Minnesota Awards

Regents Professorship
  • Madelon Sprengnether, 2008
  • Patricia Hampl, 1997
Distinguished McKnight University Professorship
  • John Watkins, 2010
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
  • 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 Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education
  • Josephine Lee, 2008
  • Madelon Sprengnether, 2003
Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contribution to Undergraduate Education
  • Julie Schumacher, 2009
  • John Watkins, 2004
  • Andrew Elfenbein, 2002
  • Josephine Lee, 2002
  • John Wright, 1998
  • Geoffrey Sirc, 1995
  • Shirley Garner, 1981
President’s Award for Outstanding Service
  • Michael Hancher, 2014
  • Shirley Garner, 1999
Mullen/Spector/Truax Women’s Leadership Award
  • Shirley Garner, 2007
CLA Arthur "Red" Motley Exemplary Teaching Award
  • Rebecca Krug, 2006
  • John Watkins, 2005
  • Patricia Hampl, 1984
CLA Samuel Russell Chair in the Humanities
  • Timothy Brennan, 2014-2017
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
    • Madelon Sprengnether, 1992-1995
    • Michael Hancher, 1990-1993
    • Patricia Hampl, 1988-1991
    • John Wright, 1987-1990
    CLA Dr. Matthew Stark Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Faculty Award
    • Patricia Hampl, 2013
    • Ellen Messer-Davidow, 2009
    Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship (since 2005)
    • 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
    • Peter Campion, Qadri Ismail, 2014-2015
    • Dan Philippon, Jani Scandura, Katherine Scheil, and John Wright, 2013-2014
    • Timothy Brennan, Lois Cucullu, M. J. Fitzgerald, Nabil Matar, Scandura, and Scheil, 2012-2013
    • Brennan, Ismail, Scandura, and Wright, 2011-2012
    • Brennan, Ray Gonzalez, Michael Hancher, Ismail, Scandura, Scheil, and Julie Schumacher, 2010-2011
    • Brennan, Cucullu, Siobhan Craig, Gonzalez, Ismail, Ellen Messer-Davidow, Scheil, 2009-2010
    Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship (since 2005)
    • Katherine Scheil, 2017-2018
    • Amit Yahav, fall 2015
    • Elaine Auyoung, fall 2014
    • Jani Scandura, 2008-2009
    • Ellen Messer-Davidow, fall 2007
    • Madelon Sprengnether, spring 2006
    • Siobhan Craig, 2006
    Distinguished Educator Award, College of Continuing Education
    • Julie Schumacher, 2008
    Distinguished Women Scholars Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Madelon Sprengnether, 2005
    Donald V. Hawkins Professor of English
    • 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
    • Patricia Hampl, Minnesota Book Award in Memoir for The Florist’s Daughter, 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
    • Josephine Lee, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Asian American Studies, 2016
    • Ray Gonzalez, Lifetime Achievement Award in Latino Literature from Con Tinta, 2015
    • Timothy Brennan, Lifetime Achievement Award from South Asian Literatures Association for Contributions to South Asian Studies, 2014
    MacArthur Fellowship
    • Patricia Hampl, 1990-1995
    John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
    • John Watkins, 2015-2016
    • Peter Campion, 2011-2012
    • Patricia Hampl, 1988-1989
    Andrew Mellon Foundation
    • 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
    • Christopher Pexa, Melon Diversity Dissertation Completion and Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cornell University, 2012-2015
    • 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
    • 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
    • Kim Todd, Anderson Center Residency, 2016; Mesa Refuge Residency, 2012
    • Julie Schumacher, PEN/Hemingway Fellowship, 2015; Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency, 2011
    • V. V. Ganeshananthan, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship, 2014-2015; National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship 2014-2015; Yaddo Foundation Fellowship, 2012; MacDowell Colony Fellowship, 2012
    • John Watkins, American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 2014-2015; Visiting Research Scholar Keble College, Oxford 2014-2015; American Philosophical Society Sabbatical Fellowship, 2007
    • Patricia Hampl, Yaddo Foundation, 2014; Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship, 2009
    • 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
    • Timothy Brennan, Mercator Professorship, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 2011
    • Lois Cucullu, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Fellowship, UCLA, July-August 2011, and Mayers Fellowship, The Huntington Library, June 2011
    • 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
    • Patricia Hampl, Honorary Doctor of Letters (honoris causa), St. Bonaventure University, NY, 2013; Denise Levertov Award, Image magazine, 2012; elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2007
    • 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