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Two A&S faculty awarded 2011 Guggenheim Fellowships
UMKC and the College are very proud to have won two of the 180 Guggenheim awards made this year.
Christe Hodgen (English) is an Assistant Professor who specializes in fiction; creative writing; contemporary literature; and the history of the short story. She is the author of A Jeweler’s Eye for Flaw (UMASS, 2003), winner of the AWP Award in Fiction; and Hello, I Must Be Going (W.W. Norton & Co., 2006), which was featured in Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers series. Her short stories have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including The Oxford American, Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, and New Stories from the South. Her awards include a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Pushcart Prize.
Clancy Martin (Philosophy) works on 19th and 20th Century European philosophy after Kant, the intersections of philosophy and literature, and the ethics of advertising and selling. Clancy has authored, coauthored and edited several books in philosophy, including Love, Lies and Marriage (forthcoming, Farrar Straus & Giroux), Honest Work (Oxford University Press, 2006) with Robert Solomon and Joanne Ciulla, and The Philosophy of Deception (forthcoming, Oxford University Press). In addition to his appointment as Professor at UMKC’s College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Martin is also Professor of Business Ethics at the Bloch School of Management.
UMKC History Professor awarded prestigious Fellowship in Florence, Italy
Shona Kelly Wray (History) has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship at Villa I Tatti in Florence, Italy for the 2011-2012 academic year. The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti is devoted to advanced study of the Italian Renaissance in all its aspects. Shona is among fifteen Fellows chosen world- wide and one of three from a U.S. college or university. For more see: