Faculty Wins Guggenheim Fellowship


Associate professor Sonali Gulati is joining 9 other school of the arts faculty who have received a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.

“Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productivescholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts” (www.gf.org).

The awards average about $30,000 per award, which provides “Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, grants are made freely. No special conditions attach to them, and Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work” (www.gf.org).

Gulati talks about her project which will be funded with this award: “my project is titled ‘The Indian Patient’ and it is a documentary film that uncovers the thriving underground medical industry of curing homosexuality in India.”

Her most recent film, “I am” is an award winning documentary that has screened at numerous national and international festivals.

Photography Film Assistant Professor Brian Ulrich also won  this prestigious award in 2010.

Click here for a list of the 2013 award recipients.