April 25, 2023
Shara McCallum, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English at Penn State and a recent participant in the CLACS and Literary Arts Department event Rethinking the Dynamic Interplay of Migration, Race, and Ethnicity in the Caribbean and Latin America: A Literary Event, has been named a 2023 Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. At Brown, Shara joined five other writers from the region, reading from and discussing her work with Angie Cruz, Fred D'Aguiar, Francisco Goldman, Tiphanie Yanique, and Javier Zamora. A recording of the event will be posted on the CLACS YouTube channel soon.
The Guggenheim Foundation was created in 1925 “to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions,” according to the foundation’s website. Fellows are selected through a peer-reviewed process each year based on their “prior accomplishment and exceptional promise.” For more details on the award and Shara McCallum's work at Penn State, see https://www.psu.edu/news/liberal-arts/story/shara-mccallum-named-guggenheim-fellow/.