Rice’s Lacy Johnson has won a prestigious 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship, one of a talented group of 175 writers, scholars, artists and scientists recognized for their exceptional work by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Johnson, an assistant professor of English, is the founder of the Houston Flood Museum and the author of two memoirs. Her recently published book of essays on the nature of justice, “The Reckonings,” was named a finalist in the criticism category for National Book Critics Circle Award.