May 2014: Two Guggenheim Fellowships awarded to ARC Director and Affiliate Faculty

The Arts Research Center would like to congratulate its director, Shannon Jackson (Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies) and ARC Affiliate Faculty member Stephanie Syjuco (Assistant Professor of Art Practice) who were awarded prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships this year. The Guggenheim Fellowship is given to those who have “demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.”
Jackson’s research and public service focus primarily on facilitating cross-arts dialogue and experimentation, with an eye toward exploring and advancing the role of the arts in projects of social change. In her next project, “The Way We Perform Now,” Jackson uses a range of case studies to synthesize the central formal, social, and economic factors that constrain and sustain cross-arts experiments and coalitions. To learn more about Professor Jackson’s work, click here.


Syjuco, a new member of our UC Berkeley community, creates large-scale spectacles of collected cultural objects, cumulative archives, and temporary vending installations, often with an active public component that invites viewers to directly participate as producers or distributors. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, her projects leverage open-source systems, shareware logic, and flows of capital, in order to investigate issues of economies and empire. To learn more about Professor Syjuco’s work, click here. Join us in congratulating Professors Jackson and Syjuco!