UW News

April 6, 2018

University of Washington professor recognized by Guggenheim Foundation

A University of Washington professor is among the 173 scholars, artists and scientists from the U.S. and Canada recognized this year by the Guggenheim Foundation. Christian Lee Novetzke, associate director, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, and director, Center for Global Studies, was among the winners chosen from more than 3,000 applicants.

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Christian NovetzkeUniversity of Washington

Novetzke is professor of South Asia studies, religious studies and global studies at the Jackson School. His research includes studies of India, religion, history, culture and politics, linked to questions of public ethics. He’s taught at UW since 2007.

Novetzke will use his time as a Guggenheim Fellow to advance two new book projects. The first takes up the role of “devotionalism” or bhakti in the creation of political ethics in Maharashtra, India, over the last 700 years and is entitled “Devotion, Democracy, and Dissent.” A second project, with collaborator Sunila S. Kale, director of the UW South Asia Studies program, is on yoga as a political idea in India and throughout the world.

Since its establishment in 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has granted more than $360 million in fellowships to more than 18,000 individuals, among whom are scores of Nobel laureates, Fields Medalists, poets laureate, members of the various national academies, and winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Turing Award, National Book Awards, and other important, internationally recognized honors.