Professor Shana Redmond Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Redmond will focus her fellowship on a monograph about Black life and listening

May 02, 2023

Please join us in congratulating Professor Shana L. Redmond on her award of a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation.

Redmond is among three Columbia professors to receive Guggenheim Fellowships this year to pursue an independent project, and among 171 American and Canadian scientists, scholars, writers, and artists selected from nearly 2,500 applicants for a 2023 fellowship.

For her fellowship, Redmond will be working on a monograph, Dark Prelude: Black Life Before Mourning, which offers a cultural theory of Black listening and life in advance of the fatal execution of No-Knock warrants and traffic stops. 

Since its establishment in 1925, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has given nearly $400 million in fellowships to more than 18,000 individuals; over 125 of its alumni are Nobel laureates and winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Fields Medal, Turing Award, Bancroft Prize, and National Book Award, among other top honors.