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

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

2019 Jury

John Bodel, 1983 Fellow, 2006 Resident (Chair)
W. Duncan MacMillan II Professor of Classics and Professor of History, Brown University

Laurel Fulkerson
Associate Vice President for Research and Professor, Department of Classics, Florida State University

Margaret L. Laird, 2000 Fellow
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Delaware

Molly Swetnam-Burland
Associate Professor, Department of Classical Studies, College of William and Mary

Katharina Volk
Professor, Department of Classics, Columbia University

2018 Jury

Bettina Bergmann, 1982 Fellow
Helene Phillips Herzig ’49 Professor of Art History, Mount Holyoke College

Kirk Freudenburg, 2002 Fellow (Chair)
Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Classics, Department of Classics, Yale University

Catherine Keane
Professor, Department of Classics, Washington University in St. Louis

Elizabeth Marlowe, 2004 Fellow
Associate Professor of Art and Art History and Gretchen Hoadley Burke ’81 Endowed Chair in Regional Studies, Colgate University

Elizabeth A. Meyer
T. Cary Johnson Jr. Professor, Department of History, University of Virginia

Design

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

2019 Jury

Anita de la Rosa Berrizbeitia, 2006 Fellow (Chair)
Chair of Landscape Architecture, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

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

Mario Gooden
Principal, Huff + Gooden Architects, New York; and Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University

Lisa Iwamoto
Principal, IWAMOTOSCOTT, San Francisco; and Professor of Architecture, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley

Zoë Ryan
John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design, Art Institute of Chicago

Georgianna Stout
Founding Partner and Creative Director, 2x4, New York

2018 Jury

Lucia Allais
Assistant Professor, History and Theory of Architecture, School of Architecture, Princeton University

Jeanne Gang, FAIA, 2016 Resident
Principal, Studio Gang, Chicago and New York

Mikyoung Kim, FASLA
Principal, Mikyoung Kim Design, Boston

Sheila Levrant de Bretteville
Caroline M. Street Professor, Yale University School of Art; and Principal, Sheila Studio, Hamden, Connecticut

Elizabeth K. Meyer
Merrill D. Peterson Professor of Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Virginia

Alice Rawsthorn (Chair)
Design Critic and Writer, London

Historic Preservation & Conservation

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

2019 Jury

Suzanne Deal Booth (Chair)
Cofounder and Director, Friends of Heritage Preservation, Austin, Texas

Thompson Mayes, 2014 Fellow
Vice President and Senior Counsel, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC

Ellen Pearlstein
Professor, Department of Information Studies, Interdepartmental Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials, University of California, Los Angeles

2018 Jury

Laurie Ossman (Chair)
Senior Fellow, Antiquities Coalition, Washington, DC

Theodore Prudon, FAIA
Professor of Historic Preservation, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University

Barbara A. Ramsay
Chief Conservator, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Literature

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

2019 Jury

Mary Caponegro, 1992 Fellow (Chair)
Writer and Richard B. Fisher Family Professor in Literature and Writing, Bard College

Cornelius Eady
Poet and Professor of English, Stony Brook University

Rivka Galchen
Writer and Assistant Professor, School of the Arts, Columbia University

Paul La Farge
Writer, Upstate New York

Liz Moore, 2015 Fellow
Writer-in-Residence, Temple University

2018 Jury

James Galvin
Professor of Poetry, Iowa Writers’ Workshop, University of Iowa

Robert Polito
Professor of Writing, Creative Writing Program, New School

Francine Prose, 2006 Resident (Chair)
Writer, New York; and Distinguished Writer in Residence, Bard College

Danzy Senna
Associate Professor of English, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, University of Southern California

Lysley Tenorio, 2016 Fellow
Professor, Department of English and MFA Program in Creative Writing, Saint Mary’s College of California

Medieval Studies

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

2019 Jury

Christopher Baswell
Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Department of Classics, Columbia University and Barnard College

Ardis Butterfield
Marie Borroff Professor of English, Professor of French, and Professor or Music, Yale University

Katherine L. Jansen, 1995 Fellow, 2014 Resident
Ordinary Professor and Chair, Department of History, Catholic University of America

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

Daniel Weiss
President and CEO, Metropolitan Museum of Art

2018 Jury

Richard Gyug
Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Fordham University

M. Michèle Mulchahey, 2003 Fellow (Chair)
Leonard E. Boyle Professor of Manuscript Studies, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

Luisa Nardini
Associate Professor of Musicology, Butler School of Music, University of Texas at Austin

Lino Pertile
Carl A. Pescosolido Research Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

Conrad Rudolph
Distinguished Professor, Department of the History of Art, University of California, Riverside

Modern Italian Studies

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

2019 Jury

Emily Braun (Chair)
Distinguished Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York

L. Scott Lerner
Arthur and Katherine Shadek Professor of Humanities and French and Italian, Department of Italian, Franklin and Marshall College

Stanislao G. Pugliese
Queensboro Unico Distinguished Professor of Italian and Italian American Studies, Department of History, Hofstra University

David Rifkind
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, and Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental and Urban Design, Florida International University

Mary Ann Smart
Gladyce Arata Terrill Chair, Department of Music, University of California, Berkeley

2018 Jury

Joshua Arthurs, 2016 Fellow
Associate Professor, Department of History, West Virginia University

Paola Gambarota, 2016 Affiliated Fellow (Chair)
Associate Professor, Department of Italian, Rutgers University

D. Medina Lasansky
Michael A. McCarthy Associate Professor of Architectural Theory, Department of Architecture, Cornell University

Hilary Poriss, 2007 Fellow
Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Department of Music, College of Arts, Media, and Design, Northeastern University

David Ward
Professor, Department of Italian Studies, Wellesley College

Musical Composition

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

2019 Jury

Martin Brody, 2002 Resident (Chair)
Catherine Mills Davis Professor Emeritus of Music, Wellesley College

Alan Fletcher
President and CEO, Aspen Music Festival and School

Rand Steiger, 1986 Fellow
Distinguished Professor and Conrad Prebys Presidential Chair, Department of Music, University of California, San Diego

Barbara White
Professor, Department of Music, Princeton University

2018 Jury

Derek Bermel, 2002 Fellow (Chair)
Composer, Brooklyn

Lisa Bielawa, 2010 Fellow
Composer and Vocalist, New York

Ted Hearne
Assistant Professor, Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California

Keeril Makan, 2009 Fellow
Michael (1949) and Sonja Koerner Music Composition Professor, Music and Theater Arts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nina C. Young, 2016 Fellow
Assistant Professor, Department of the Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Renaissance & Early Modern Studies

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

2019 Jury

Massimo Ciavolella
Professor, Department of Italian, University of California, Los Angeles

Thomas V. Cohen, 1992 Fellow
Professor, Department of History, York University

Thomas Forrest Kelly, 1986 Fellow, 2002 Resident
Morton B. Knafel Research Professor of Music, Harvard University

Eileen Reeves (Chair)
Professor of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Louise Rice, 1986 and 1995 Fellow, 2008 Resident
Associate Professor, Department of Art History, New York University

2018 Jury

Leonard Barkan, 2010 Resident
Class of 1943 University Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Giuseppe Gerbino
Professor of Historical Musicology, Department of Music, Columbia University

Kenneth Gouwens, 2003 Fellow (Chair)
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Connecticut

Fredrika Jacobs
Professor Emerita, Department of Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University

Katharine Park
Samuel Zemurray Jr. and Doris Zemurray Stone Radcliffe Research Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University

Visual Arts

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

2019 Jury

Richard Barnes, 2006 Fellow
Photographer and Artist, Beacon, New York

Suzanne Bocanegra, 1991 Fellow
Artist, New York

Cecily Brown
Artist, New York

Chon Noriega
Curator and Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

Judy Pfaff, 1988 Fellow
Artist and Professor of Studio Art, Bard College

Enrico Riley, 2017 Fellow
Artist and Professor of Studio Art, Dartmouth College

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

2018 Jury

Louis Grachos
Ernest and Sarah Butler Executive Director and CEO, The Contemporary Austin

Deborah Kass, Artist, Brooklyn

Sarah Oppenheimer, 2011 Fellow
Artist, New York

R. H. Quaytman, 1992 Fellow
Artist, New York

Stephen Shore
Artist and Susan Weber Professor in the Arts, Bard College

Gary Simmons
Artist, Los Angeles