Christian Lee Novetzke (Columbia Ph.D. 2003) named a Guggenheim Fellow

Christian Lee Novetzke, Ph.D. 2003, has been named a Guggenheim Fellow in this year’s competition.  He is associate director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington and director of UW’s Center for Global Studies. 173 Guggenheim Fellows for 2018 were selected from an applicant pool of more than 3000.  Novetzke will use his time as a Guggenheim Fellow to advance two new book projects. The first takes up the role of “devotionalism” or bhakti in the creation of political ethics in Maharashtra, India, over the last 700 years and is entitled “Devotion, Democracy, and Dissent.” A second project, with collaborator Sunila S. Kale, director of the UW South Asia Studies program, is on yoga as a political idea in India and throughout the world.  Here are some further perspectives from the Guggenheim Foundation itself: