The Berlin Prize

The 2012-2013 Class of Berlin Prize Fellows

The Academy looks forward to the fifteenth class of Berlin Prize fellows on their way to Berlin this fall

The American Academy in Berlin is proud to announce the twenty-four outstanding scholars, writers, artists, and policy experts that have been chosen by an independent selection committee to be in residence at the Academy for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Berlin Prize includes a monthly stipend, partial board, and residence at the Academy’s lakeside Hans Arnhold Center. Most fellowships last for one academic semester and are almost entirely funded by private benefactors.

The fall 2012 class of fellows will be presented to the public at a gala event at the Hans Arnhold Center in mid-September. The spring class will be presented in January. Please check back for scheduling details in early September, when the fall program will be posted. Congratulations to all recipients! We look forward to hosting you and to a great academic year.



 Fall 2012 Berlin Prize Fellows

Joan Acocella, staff writer, The New Yorker
Daniel Albright, Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature, Harvard University
David A. Bollier, author, Activist and Co-Founder, Commons Strategies Group
Peter Constantine, literary translator, New York
Richard Hawkins, visual artist, Los Angeles
Jonathan A. Laurence, Associate Professor of Political Science, Boston College
Béatrice M. Longuenesse, Silver Professor of Philosophy, New York University (year-long fellow)
Heather McGowan, writer, New York
Dean Moyar, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University
Celina Su, Associate Professor of Political Science, City University of New York
Daniel Tiffany, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Southern California
Hans R. Vaget, Helen & Laura Shedd Professor Emeritus of German Studies, Smith College
Michael A. Wachtel, Chair and Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature, Princeton University

Spring 2013 Berlin Prize Fellows

Sinan Antoon, Assistant Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University
J.M. Bernstein, University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, New School for Social Research
Gene Coleman, composer, Musician, and Director, Soundfield, Collingswood
William Cordova, "interdisciplinary cultural practitioner," New York
Charles Hirschkind, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley
Donald L. Horowitz, James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science, Duke University
Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Frederick Marquand Professor of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University
Susie Linfield, Associate Professor of Journalism; Director, Cultural Reporting and Criticism Program, NYU
Béatrice M. Longuenesse, Silver Professor of Philosophy, New York University (year-long fellow)
Saba Mahmood, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley
Lance Olsen, Professor of Literature & Creative Writing, University of Utah
Ronald Suny, Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History, University of Michigan
Francesca Trivellato, Frederick W. Hilles Professor of History, Yale University

American Academy fellowships have been permanently endowed in the names of by Daimler AG, Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, Dirk Ippen, Marina Kellen, Nina Maria Gorrissen, Mary Ellen von der Heyden, and John P. Birkelund. Fellowships are also named for Axel Springer AG, Robert Bosch Foundation , Siemens AG, Berthold Leibinger Foundation, Ellen Maria Gorrissen, Anna Maria Kellen, Guna S. Mundheim, and the German Transatlantic Berlin Prize supported by European Recovery Program funds granted through the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Click here to download the press release and more complete information about the 2012-2013 class of fellows.