Professor Lynn K. Nyhart has received a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship Award in recognition of her many prior achievements and exceptional future promise. She was chosen from a group of nearly 3,000 applicants and was one of the two UW-Madison faculty to receive the award this year.
This fellowship will support Nyhart’s current research on the history of concepts of biological individuality. Her project, “Parts and Wholes: The Biological Individual in the Nineteenth Century,” proposes a new history of individuality as a fundamental problem underlying mid-nineteenth-century biology, exploring how science mediated questions of autonomy, interdependence, and hierarchy within a rapidly modernizing Europe. Congratulations Lynn!