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Ennis and Vazquez awarded Rome Prize for AY21-22

Apr 23 2021

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Congratulations to Kevin Ennis (PhD candidate in classical archaeology) and Adriana Vazquez (BA, MA 2009, 2010) on their upcoming fellowships at the American Academy in Rome.

The American Academy in Rome (AAR) has announced the winners of the 2021–22 Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships. These highly competitive fellowships support advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities. This year, Rome Prizes were awarded to thirty-five American and five Italian artists and scholars, who will each receive a stipend, workspace, and room and board at the Academy’s eleven-acre campus in Rome, starting in September 2021.

“We welcome these Rome Prize winners and Italian Fellows who enter an increasingly global and diverse residential community, reflecting the complexity of US culture abroad,” said AAR President Mark Robbins (1997 Fellow). “The support for these scholars, artists, writers, composers, and designers strengthens the arts and humanities at a time when this is ever more critical.”

Rome Prize winners are selected annually by independent juries of distinguished artists and scholars through a national competition. The eleven disciplines supported by the Academy are: ancient studies, architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, medieval studies, modern Italian studies, music composition, Renaissance and early modern studies, and visual arts.


Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Helen M. Woodruff-Archaeological Institute of America Rome Prize
Kevin Ennis
PhD Candidate, Department of Classics, Stanford University
Towards an Economic History of Women’sWork: The Archaeology of Weaving in Sicily from Prehistory to the Republic

Andrew Heiskell/Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Rome Prize
Adriana Maria Vazquez
Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, University of California, Los Angeles
Window Reception: Brazilian Neoclassical Poetry and Lusophone Classics Across the Atlantic