Catherine Lutz, the Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of Anthropology and International Studies, has been awarded a Fellowship
by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to support work on a book about the contemporary moralities of American war. Lutz's project, for which she will interview people across the country, is based on the premise that the post-9/11 wars' moral and political aftermath is deeply consequential yet poorly understood. It asks how emerging popular historiographies of war may shape US cultures far into the century, as scholars have demonstrated to be the case with previous conflicts. Lutz is co-director of the Institute-based Costs of War project.
Past Guggenheim fellows who have been affiliated with the Institute include:
Ashutosh Varshney (2007)
Omer Bartov (2002)
Carolyn J. Dean (1997)
David Kertzer (1986)