Juries

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The Bass Garden at the American Academy in Rome in late August

Overview

Nine juries, representing a broad cross-section of excellence in the various disciplines are appointed annually to judge the candidate pool. The juries convene from January through March and finalists are expected to come to the Academy office in New York for interviews (see below for interview schedule). The winners are approved by the Academy’s Board of Trustees and announced in April.

The jurors’ primary criterion is excellence. They will consider the quality of an applicant’s submission and select candidates who are not only outstanding in their respective fields, but also at a point in their careers where the Rome Prize is likely to be crucial to their future growth and development.

Ancient Studies

2022 Jury

Seth Bernard, 2011 Fellow
Associate Professor, Department of Classics, University of Toronto

Jane D. Chaplin
James I. Armstrong Professor of Classics, Eve Adler Department of Classics, Middlebury College

Allison L. C. Emmerson, 2019 Fellow
Associate Professor, Department of Classical Studies, Tulane University

Emily Greenwood (Chair)
Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Classics and the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University

Jinyu Liu
Professor, Department of Classical Studies, DePauw University

2021 Jury

Mary Ann Eaverly (Chair)
Professor of Classics and Department Chair, Department of Classics, University of Florida

Sarah Levin-Richardson, 2015 Fellow
Associate Professor, Department of Classics, University of Washington

Jackie Murray, 2012 Fellow
Associate Professor of Classics, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Kentucky

Dan-El Padilla Peralta
Associate Professor, Department of Classics, Princeton University

Verity Platt
Professor, Department of Classics and Department of Art History, and Chair, Department of Classics, Cornell University

2020 Jury

Steven Ellis, 2013 Fellow, 2016 Affiliated Fellow
Associate Professor, Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati

Carlos Noreña, 2001 Fellow (Chair)
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley

Molly Pasco-Pranger
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Classics, University of Mississippi

Tara S. Welch
Professor and Chair, Department of Classics, University of Kansas

Ann Marie Yasin, 2001 Fellow
Associate Professor of Art History and Classics, University of Southern California

Design

2022 Jury

Michael Bierut, 2016 Resident (Chair)
Partner, Pentagram, New York

J. Yolande Daniels, 2004 Fellow
Principal, studioSUMO; and Associate Professor, Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Felecia Davis
Principal, Felecia Davis Studio; and Associate Professor of Architecture, College of Arts and Architecture, Pennsylvania State University

Gary Hilderbrand, 1995 Fellow, 2018 Resident
Principal, Reed-Hilderbrand, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Peter Louis Hornbeck Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

Walter J. Hood, 1997 Fellow, 2014 Resident
Creative Director, Hood Design Studio, Berkeley; and Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design, University of California, Berkeley

Calvin Tsao, 2010 Resident
Principal, Tsao & McKown Architects, New York

2021 Jury

Irma Boom, 2018 Resident
Founder and Principal, Irma Boom Office, Amsterdam

Stephen Burks
Founder and Principal, Stephen Burks Man Made

Mikyoung Kim
Founding Principal, Mikyoung Kim Design, Boston

Mark Lee, 2017 Resident (Chair)
Founder and Partner, Johnston MarkLee, Los Angeles

Leslie Lokko
Professor, Founder, and Director, African Futures Institute

Anuradha Mathur
Professor, Landscape Architecture Department, Stuart Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

Mabel O. Wilson
Nancy and George Rupp Professor of Architecture, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University

2020 Jury

Michael Bierut, 2016 Resident (Chair)
Partner, Pentagram, New York

Andrew Blauvelt
Director, Cranbrook Art Museum

Stephen Cassell, FAIA
Principal, Architecture Research Office, New York

Julia Czerniak
Professor and Associate Dean, School of Architecture, Syracuse University

Elizabeth Diller
Partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York

Calvin Tsao, 2010 Resident
Principal, Tsao & McKown Architects, New York

Michael Van Valkenburgh, 1988 Fellow
Charles Elliot Professor, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; and Partner, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, New York

Historic Preservation & Conservation

2022 Jury

Amy Freitag
Executive Director, J. M. Kaplan Fund, New York

Thompson M. Mayes, 2014 Fellow (Chair)
Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC

Stella Nair, 2017 Fellow
Associate Professor, Indigenous Arts of the Americas, Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles

Cristina Puglisi
Conservator and Senior Project Manager, Integrated Conservation Resources and Integrated Conservation Contracting (IRC-ICC), New York

2021 Jury

Jorge L. Hernandez
Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Miami; and Founding Principal, JLH Architect, Coral Gables, Florida

Rahul Mehrotra, 2017 Resident (Chair)
John T. Dunlop Professor in Housing and Urbanization, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; and Founding Principal, RMA Architects, Mumbai and Boston

Bryony Roberts, 2016 Fellow
Founding Director, Bryony Roberts Studio; and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University

Anna Serotta, 2015 Fellow
Associate Conservator, Metropolitan Museum of Art

2020 Jury

Vincent J. Buonanno
President, Mile of History Association, Providence, Rhode Island; and Chairman and CEO (retired), Tempel Steel Company, Chicago

John Stuart, AIA (Chair)
Associate Dean for Cultural and Community Engagement, Executive Director of Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Distinguished University Professor of Architecture, Florida International University

Lori Wong, 2019 Fellow
Project Specialist, Building and Sites Department, Getty Conservation Institute

Literature

2022 Jury

Alexandra Kleeman, 2021 Fellow
Assistant Professor of Writing, Creative Writing Program, New School

Yiyun Li
Professor of Creative Writing, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University

Mary Jo Salter
Krieger-Eisenhower Professor, Writing Seminars, Johns Hopkins University

Bruce Smith, 2016 Resident (Chair)
Professor, Department of English, Syracuse University

2021 Jury

T. Geronimo Johnson, 2018 Fellow
Writer, Berkeley, California

Sandra Lim
Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Sigrid Nunez, 2001 Fellow
Writer in Residence, Boston University

Francine Prose, 2006 Resident (Chair)
Distinguished Writer in Residence, Bard College

Brenda Shaughnessy
Professor, Department of English, Rutgers University, Newark

2020 Jury

Ishion Hutchinson, 2018 Fellow
Associate Professor, Department of English, Cornell University

Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi
Associate Professor of English, Concurrent Faculty, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Notre Dame; and Fellow, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Francine Prose, 2006 Resident (Chair)
Distinguished Writer in Residence, Bard College

Bennett Sims, 2019 Fellow
Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Iowa

Lysley Tenorio, 2016 Fellow
Professor, Creative Writing, Saint Mary’s College of California

Medieval Studies

2022 Jury

Susan Boynton, 1999 Fellow
Professor of Music (Historical Musicology), Department of Music, Columbia University

William Connell (Chair)
Professor of History and La Motta Endowed Chair in Italian Studies, Department of History, Seton Hall University

Joshua O’Driscoll
Assistant Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, Morgan Library and Museum

Joëlle Rollo-Koster
Professor of Medieval History, Department of History, University of Rhode Island

Teofilo F. Ruiz, 2020 Resident
Distinguished Research Professor (emeritus), Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles

2021 Jury

Hussein Fancy, 2017 Fellow
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Michigan

William Jordan, 2018 Resident (Chair)
Dayton-Stockton Professor of History, Department of History, Princeton University

Areli Marina, 2001 Fellow
Associate Professor, Kress Foundation Department of Art History, University of Kansas

Marina Rustow, 2007 Fellow
Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

Nicholas Watson
Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of English Literature, Department of English, Harvard University

2020 Jury

Suzanne Conklin Akbari
Professor of English and Medieval Studies, Institute for Advanced Study

Anna Maria Busse Berger (Chair)
Distinguished Professor of Music, Department of Music, University of California, Davis

Theresa Flanigan
Professor of Art History, College of Saint Rose

Joel Kaye
Ann Whitney Olin Professor of History, Department of History, Barnard College

Lawrence Nees
Professor of Art History and H. Fletcher Brown Chair of Humanities, University of Delaware

Modern Italian Studies

2022 Jury

Sean S. Anderson, 2005 Fellow
Director, Undergraduate BArch Program and Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Cornell University

Leslie Cozzi, 2018 Fellow
Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Baltimore Museum of Art

Shelleen Greene
Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media, University of California, Los Angeles

Silvana Patriarca (Chair)
Professor of History, Department of History, Fordham University

Gaoheng Zhang
Associate Professor, Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies, University of British Columbia

2021 Jury

Anna Harwell Celenza (Chair)
Thomas E. Caestecker Professor of Music, Department of Performing Arts, Georgetown University

Mark I. Choate
Associate Professor, Department of History, Brigham Young University

Mark Chu
Professor, Department of Italian, University College Cork

Vivien M. Greene, 2004 Fellow
Senior Curator, 19th- and Early 20th-Century Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Joseph Luzzi
Professor of Comparative Literature and Faculty Member in Italian Studies, Bard College

2020 Jury

Pamela Ballinger, 2002 Fellow, 2011 Affiliated Fellow
Fred Cuny Chair in the History of Human Rights and Professor of History, Department of History, University of Michigan

Fabio Finotti
Mariano DiVito Professor of Italian Studies, Department of Romance Languages, University of Pennsylvania

Mary Gibson, 2003 Fellow, 2010 Resident
Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Dietrich Neumann, 2014 Resident
Professor of the History of Modern Architecture and Italian Studies and Director of Urban Studies, Brown University

Barbara Spackman (Chair)
Cecchetti Professor of Italian Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Musical Composition

2022 Jury

Chen Yi
Lorena Searcy Cravens/Millsap/Missouri Distinguished Professor of Composition, Conservatory, University of Missouri, Kansas City

Vittorio Montalti, 2014 Italian Fellow
Professor of Composition, Potenza Conservatory

Andrew Norman, 2007 Fellow (Chair)
Professor of Composition, Juilliard School

Augusta Read Thomas
University Professor of Composition, Department of Music, University of Chicago

Barbara White
Professor, Department of Music, Princeton University

2021 Jury

Andy Akiho, 2015 Fellow
Composer, New York and Portland, Oregon

Jonathan Berger, 2017 Fellow
Denning Family Provostial Professor in Music, Department of Music, Stanford University

Suzanne Farrin, 2018 Fellow (Chair)
Frayda B. Lindemann Professor of Music, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York

Tania J. León, 1998 Resident
Distinguished Professor Emerita, City University of New York; and Composer, Conductor, Founder, and Artistic Director, Composers Now

Lei Liang, 2012 Fellow
Chancellor's Distinguished Professor of Music, Department of Music, University of California, San Diego

2020 July

Christopher Cerrone, 2016 Fellow
Lecturer, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Sebastian Currier, 1994 Fellow
Composer, New York

Erin Gee, 2008 Fellow (Chair)
Assistant Professor, Department of Music, Brandeis University

Annie Gosfield, 2016 Resident
Composer and Adjunct Professor of Composition, Department of Music, Columbia University

Renaissance & Early Modern Studies

2022 Jury

Susanna Berger
Associate Professor of Art History and Philosophy, University of Southern California

Estelle Lingo (Chair)
Professor of Art History and Floyd and Delores Jones Endowed Chair in the Arts, School of Art, Art History, and Design, University of Washington, Seattle

Margaret Meserve, 2007 Fellow
Glynn Family Honors Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Notre Dame

Jessie Ann Owens
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Music, University of California, Davis

Nicholas Terpstra, 2019 Affiliated Fellow
Professor, Department of History, University of Toronto

2021 Jury

Renée Baernstein, 1991 Fellow
Professor of History and Senior Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Science, Miami University

Virginia Cox
Professor of Italian, Department of Italian Studies, New York University

Anthony M. Cummings, 2012 Resident
Professor of Music and Coordinator of Italian Studies, Lafayette College

Anthony Grafton, 2004 Resident
Henry Putnam Professor, Department of History, Princeton University

Lisa Pon (Chair)
Professor, Dornsife Department of Art History, University of Southern California

2020 Jury

Wendy Heller, 2001 Fellow
Scheide Professor of Music History and Chair, Department of Music, Princeton University

John J. Marciari, 1998 Fellow (Chair)
Charles W. Engelhard Curator and Department Head, Drawings, and Prints, Morgan Library and Museum

Sarah Blake McHam
Distinguished Professor, Department of Art History, Rutgers University

Guido Ruggiero, 2012 Resident
Professor of History and Cooper Fellow, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami

Eleonora Stoppino
John A. and Grace W. Nicholson Professorial Scholar, Associate Professor of Italian, and Director, Program in Medieval Studies, University of Illinois

Visual Arts

2021 Jury

E. V. Day, 2017 Fellow
Artist, New York

Kate Fowle (Jury Chair)
Director, MoMA PS1

Allen Frame, 2018 Fellow
Artist and Adjunct Professor, Photography MFA, Pratt Institute

Rashid Johnson
Artist, New York

Carrie Mae Weems, 2006 Fellow
Artist and University Artist in Residence, Syracuse University

2021 Jury

Teresita Fernández, 1999 Affiliated Fellow, 2018 Resident
Artist, Brooklyn

Ann Hamilton, 2017 Resident
Artist and Distinguished University Professor, Ohio State University

Byron Kim
Artist, Brooklyn

Glenn Ligon, 2020 Resident
Artist, Brooklyn

Helen O’Leary, 2019 Fellow
Artist and Professor of Art, School of Visual Arts, Pennsylvania State University

Walid Raad
Artist and Professor, Cooper Union

Adam D. Weinberg, 2020 Resident (Chair)
Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art

2020 Jury

Mel Chin
Artist, Egypt, North Carolina

Susan Meiselas, 2017 Resident
Photographer, New York

David Schutter, 2016 Fellow
Artist, Chicago

Amy Sillman, 2015 Resident (Cochair)
Artist, New York

Nari Ward, 2013 Fellow
Artist, New York

Adam D. Weinberg, 2020 Resident (Cochair)
Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art