Faculty News

Recent Books, Prizes, and Fellowships


Ariella Azoulay

  • Faculty fellow at the Haffenreffer Museum. 
  • Civil Imagination: A Political Ontology of Photography. Verso, 2012.
  • Azoulay, Ariella and Adi Ophir. The One-State Condition: Occupation and Democracy in Israel/Palestine. (Stanford University Press, 2012).

Susan Bernstein

  • John Rowe Workman Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Humanities (2013)

Robyn Creswell

  • Translation of Sonallah Ibrahim, That Smell and Notes from Prison (New Directions, 2013).
  • Roger Shattuck Prize for Criticism

Forrest Gander

  • Core Samples from the World (New Directions, 2011) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012.
  • Spectacle & Pigsty: Selected Poems of Kiwao Nomura won the Best Translated Book Award, 2012
  • Eiko & Koma (New Directions, 2013)
  • Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, Shearsman Books 2013/ Otis Books Seismicity Editions 2014
  • Fungus Skull Eye Wing, Selected Poems of Alfonso D'Aquino, Copper Canyon, 2013
  • Pinholes in the Dark: Essential Poems from Latin America selected by Raul Zurita, edited by Forrest Gander, Copper Canyon Press, 2013
  • Watchword, poems by Pura López Colomé, Wesleyan University Press, 2012
  • Redstart: An Ecological Poetics (with John Kinsella; University of Iowa, 2012)

Kenneth Haynes

  • Editor, Geoffrey Hill, Broken Hierarchies: Collected Poems 1952-2012 (Oxford, 2013)

Dore Levy

  • Dumbarton Oaks Visiting Fellowship, Garden and Landscape Studies Department (March, 2013)

Elias Muhanna

  • Recipient of the Bruce D. Craig Prize from  the Mamluk Studies Review, which is given annually to "the best dissertation on a topic related to the Mamluk Sultanate submitted to an American or Canadian university during the preceding calendar year." (Awarded in spring 2013).
  • Receipient of a $15,000 grant from the Brown Humanities Research & Teaching Fund, to organize the international Conference on the Digital Humanities + Islamic & Middle East Studies (Oct. 24-25, 2013)
  • The Economist described Qifa Nabki as "the leading blog on Lebanese politics." (December 3, 2013)

Karen Newman

  • Elected chair, MLA Nominating Committee.

Gerhard Richter

  • Brown in Translation Award [competitive grant for translation of book Thought-Images into Portuguese], Office of International Affairs, Brown University, 2012
  • Rodig Lectureship, Rutgers University, 2012
  • Benjamins Grenzgänge—Benjamin's Frontiers. Eds. Gerhard Richter, Karl Solibakke, and Bernd Witte. (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann , 2013).

Jay Reed

  • Commentary on Ovid, Metamorphoses, books 10-12 in Ovidio: Metamorphosi. Volume V. Libri X-XII [commentary, translated by A. Barchiesi] (Milan: A. Mondadori, 2013).

Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg

  • Impious Fidelity: Anna Freud, Psychoanalysis, Politics (Cornell University Press, 2012).

Luiz Valente

  • "History, Fiction and National Identity in J. U. Ribeiro's An Invincible Memory and R. Coover's The Public Burning," published in Chásqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana, was awarded a prize by the Brazil Section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) as the best article on Brazil published in a scholarly journal in the United States.