KU anthropology professor wins Guggenheim fellowship

Arienne Dwyer is a Kansas University professor of linguistic anthropology.

A Kansas University anthropology professor has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship, the university announced.

Arienne Dwyer was named a 2014 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for her study of Inner Asian languages.

Dwyer will take the fellowship in the 2015-16 academic year to work on a book about language convergence in Inner Asia. The book argues that the dominant Tibetan and Chinese languages were influenced by nondominant languages of the area.

Dwyer also received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the academic year.

Along with being a professor of linguistic anthropology, Dwyer is co-director of the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities.