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Two UGA faculty awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Alan Flurry

Two University of Georgia faculty members are among 171 scientists, writers, scholars and artists honored across 48 fields by the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation with 2023 Guggenheim Fellowships. Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded annually to those “who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.”

Andrew Herod, Distinguished Research Professor of Geography in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and Sonia A. Hirt, dean of the College of Environment and Design where she is also Hughes Professor in Landscape Architecture and Planning, are UGA’s 2023 Guggenheim Fellows.

“I am thrilled to have been selected as a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow and to be in the company of so many accomplished individuals across myriad academic and creative fields,” said Herod, an economic geographer who also serves as director of the UGA à Paris Study Abroad Program. “I want to thank the Guggenheim Foundation for this recognition, together with the many people at UGA who have helped me during the course of my career and whose support has enabled me to achieve this honor.”

Herod’s scholarship focuses on the nature and spatial dynamics of economic transformation. His research projects range from exploring how containerization impacted the labor process and the geography of work in the East Coast longshoring industry to how the collapse of Communism affected the organization of work and worker organization in the former Eastern bloc. His most recent book “Labor” explores how globalization and the growth of precarious work are impacting working people’s lives in both “Old Economy” and “New Economy” employment sectors.

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Image: Andrew Herod (Photo by Peter Frey/UGA)

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