Caryn Danz

Lois Roth Award, 2011

In recognition of her 26‐year cultural affairs career and of her work as the Branch Chief for Educational Information Resources at the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Robert Greenan

Lois Roth Award, Honorable Mention, 2011

In recognition of his work as a Cultural Affairs Officer in Baghdad

Patricia Ehrnman

Ilchman-Richardson Award, 2011

In recognition of her work as the liaison between the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Laurence Viallet

Prix Coindreau, 2011

For her fine translation of The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by the Dominican author Junot Diaz. This novel, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2008, was published in France by Plon, in their Feux Croisés collection.

Margarita Dogramadzhian

Dyankov Prize, 2011

For her translation of The White Tiger, Indian author Aravind Adiga’s 2008 debut and Man Booker Prize-winning novel.

Svetlana Komogorova‐Komata

Dyankov Prize, Second Place, 2011

For her translation into Bulgarian of Shantaram, a semi-autobiographical novel by Australian author Gregory David Roberts (Orgon Publishers).

Matthew Perez

Australian Project Support, 2011

Studies with Richard Whiteley, an internationally renowned artist and expert in glass casting, at the Australian National University. His Roth Endowment award allowed Perez to travel from Canberra to Melbourne and Sydney as a visiting artist to engage university audiences on his research project, entitled “To Anneal,” on new techniques of glass fabrication. See

Maggie Taft

Danish Project Support, 2011

Project on the production, reception and distribution of design in Scandinavia and abroad from 1945 to 1960. In her University of Chicago doctoral project on Making Danish Modern: Imaging Design, Imagining a Nation, Taft explores how Danish furniture produced during these years both generated and accumulated cultural and social meanings that were mobilized in the context of the Cold War. After completing her research in Denmark, Taft was awarded the Chester Dale pre-doctoral fellowship by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery in Washington, DC.

Lauren Holmes

Finnish Project Support, 2011

Project on the government infrastructure that has supported the export of Finnish music since World War II. While in Finland, Holmes conducted interviews with leading Finnish composers and musical organizations for her doctoral work on Music and the Nation‐ State: Finnish Music from Nationalism to Post‐nationalism at Yale University.

Christian Benefiel

Finnish Project Support, 2011

Project on sustainable practices for artists at foundries. With an MFA in sculpture from the University of Maryland at College Park, where a large-scale foundry enabled him to develop expertise in metal-casting processes, Benefiel developed the world’s first foundry powered by methane gas from a landfill in North Carolina. He notes that “toxic and dangerous processes remain common for artists.” While teaching at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Benefiel also built a small sustainable foundry there.