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From left: David Dyzenhaus, Anna Shternshis and Douglas W. Stephan

Three University of Toronto professors honoured with prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships

April 22, 2020

Three University of Toronto scholars – David Dyzenhaus, Anna Shternshis and Douglas W. Stephan – are among the recipients of this year’s prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships.

“Congratulations to Professors Dyzenhaus, Shternshis and Stephan,” said Melanie Woodin, dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science. “Receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship is one of the great career achievements for a researcher and these three stellar scholars could not be more deserving of this prestigious recognition.”

Dyzenhaus is a University Professor of law and philosophy, whose academic career has been devoted to the study of how law can at one and the same time be a tool of oppression and emancipation. He joined the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts & Science in 1990 and is the recipient of numerous awards and honours including a Fellowship from the Royal Society of Canada.

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Shternshis is a scholar of Yiddish and Russian Jewish history and culture who joined U of T in 2001. She is the Al and Malka Green Professor of Yiddish studies in the department of Germanic languages and literatures and the Centre for Diaspora & Transnational Studies and director of the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies in the Faculty of Arts & Science. 

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University Professor Stephan is a global leader in the field of inorganic chemistry and catalysis. He joined the department of chemistry at U of T in 2008 as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair and is a Fellow of the Royal Societies in the UK and Canada, a Corresponding Member of North-Rhein-Westfaelia Academy of the Sciences and Arts and an Einstein Visiting Fellow at Technischen Universität Berlin. 

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The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has offered fellowships to artists, scholars and scientists in all fields annually since 1925. This year, 175 writers, scholars, artists and scientists were selected through a rigorous peer-review process from almost 3,000 applicants.

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