Robert Gooding-Williams wins a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship

April 8, 2020 – Achievements

On April 8, 2020, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of Guggenheim Fellowships to a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists, and writers. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninety-sixth competition.

2020 Guggenheim Fellowship winner Robert Gooding-Williams’ (ICLS, Philosophy, and IRAAS) areas of research and teaching interest include Social and Political Philosophy, the History of African-American Political Thought, 19th Century European Philosophy, Existentialism, and Aesthetics. His latest book,  In The Shadow of Du Bois: Afro-Modern Political Thought in America, was named the best book on race, ethnicity and political thought awarded by the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics section of the American Political Science Association; and won an honorable mention citation by the David Easton Award, awarded by the Foundations of Political Theory section of the American Political Science Association.

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