The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded a 2017 fellowship to Pembroke Center Director Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg to support her book project “Grounds for Reclamation,” an exploration of how land reclamation projects in the 1930s helped generate public support for Benito Mussolini’s regime. Applicants were elected on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise from a pool of nearly 3,000. Stewart-Steinberg was one of 173 awardees in this year's competition, and one of only five scholars selected in the field of European & Latin American History.
Stewart-Steinberg is Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian Studies and an Affiliated Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. Her research will also be supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.