Rabbi Susan Einbinder, Ph.D., Receives Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship
Dr. Susan Einbinder, Professor of Medieval and Modern Hebrew Literature at
HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, has been awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship,
which will allow her to pursue research for future publications. Einbinder was
one of 185 artists, scholars and scientists selected from more than 3,200 applicants
for the 2004 awards, which total $6.9 million.
Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement
in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment.
Dr. Einbinder was ordained at HUC-JIR in 1983 and received her Ph.D. in English
and Comparative Literature from Columbia University in 1991. In 2002, she published
Beautiful Death: Jewish Poetry and Martyrdom in Medieval France. Her current
research focuses on the study of medieval literature of Jewish martyrdom. Earlier
this year, Dr. Einbinder received two prestigious fellowships, which have allowed
her to pursue research for future publications. The first, a fellowship for
the fall semester of 2004 at the Institute of Advanced Studies, School of Historical
Studies, located in Princeton, New Jersey and the second, a grant from the American
Philosophical Society in Philadelphia.
The Guggenheim Fellowship program considers applications in 79 different fields
from the natural sciences to the creative arts. The new Fellows include writers,
painters, sculptors, photographers, film makers, choreographers, physical and
biological scientists, social scientists, and scholars in the humanities. Many
of these individuals hold appointments in colleges and universities with 87
institutions being represented by one or more Fellows. Since 1925, the Foundation
has granted more than $230 million in Fellowships to over 15,500 individuals.