FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2017
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Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
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JONATHAN GUYER SELECTED AS 2017–2018 RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FELLOW
Cambridge, Mass.— Institute of Current World Affairs fellow Jonathan Guyer has been awarded a 2017-18 fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. The topic for Guyer’s research will be “The Mad Cartoonists of Cairo: The Dangerous World of Middle East Censorship and the Emergence of Arab Comix.”
Guyer, 31, is a journalist focused on the politics of art and literature in the Middle East, whose research has been previously supported by fellowships from Fulbright (2012-2013) and the Institute of Current World Affairs (2015-2017). Since 2012 he has served as an editor at the Cairo Review, a quarterly policy journal at the American University in Cairo.
“A critical treatment of Arab comic art is long overdue,” said Guyer. “Comics are by definition a hybrid form, and I’m excited to develop an original, hybrid approach to their study while working alongside world-class researchers of the Middle East and of comics at the university.”
Guyer joins the 2017–18 class of Radcliffe fellows pursuing work across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The class includes former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power; Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow; cultural historian Robert Darnton; Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson; and Nigerian playwright Ifeoma Fafunwa; among others.
“It is always wonderful to announce our incoming fellows and celebrate the 4 percent of applicants who were accepted,” said Radcliffe Institute Dean Lizabeth Cohen RI ’02, also the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies in the Department of History at Harvard University. “But it’s even more exciting when they arrive in the fall and start working on their projects and sharing their ideas with one another and the public.”
Fellows at the Radcliffe Institute present lectures and exhibitions to the public, participate in cross-disciplinary study groups, and work closely with undergraduate Harvard students who serve as research partners.
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