Cartographer Margaret Pearce 84F Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship

Hampshire College alum Dr. Margaret Wickens Pearce 84F was named a 2023 Guggenheim Fellow in the category of Geography and Environmental Studies.

Pearce is a map-maker, writer, and Citizen Potowatomi tribal member based in Maine. She sees cartographic language as a powerful mode of expression complementary to writing, and has “authored” several award-winning maps.

Each year since 1925, the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has selected awardees “on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.” Pearce plans to use her award to support her ongoing work on a project about Mississippi River flooding "in the context of an Indigenized river." Learn move by watching the video below.

Margaret Pearce - Adaptations Resident from A Studio in the Woods on Vimeo.