Professor Receives Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

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KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Kutztown University’s Samantha Nye, assistant professor of art and design, was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Nye was awarded for Film-Video and was one of 171 exceptional individuals selected from nearly 2,500 applications.

In all, 48 scholarly disciplines and artistic fields, 72 different academic institutions, 24 states and the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces are represented in this year’s class of Fellows, who range in age from 31 to 85. Close to 50 Fellows have no current full-time college or university affiliation. Many Fellows’ projects directly respond to issues like the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, democracy and policing, scientific innovation, climate change and identity.

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.”

Nye graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in 2010 and went on to earn her master’s degree at the Columbia University School of the Arts.

Nye resides in Philadelphia.

The full list of winners can be found online.