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Legal Scholar and Advocate Sarah Deer, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Legal Scholar and Advocate Sarah Deer is developing policies and legislation that are empowering tribal authorities and reshaping the landscape of support and protection for Native American women at risk for domestic and sexual violence. Read More
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Materials Scientist Mark Hersam, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Materials Scientist Mark Hersam is drawing on techniques from a variety of fields in investigations of the physical, chemical, and biological properties of nanomaterials, offering new promise for applied uses. Read More
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Mathematician Jacob Lurie, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Mathematician Jacob Lurie is creating a novel conceptual foundation for derived algebraic geometry (DAG) and rewriting large swathes of mathematics from a new point of view. Read More
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Mathematician Yitang Zhang, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Mathematician Yitang Zhang is tackling truly hard questions in number theory leading to the first finite bound on a gap between prime numbers and the best possible qualitative approximation of the twin prime conjecture. Read More
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Physicist Danielle Bassett, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Physicist Danielle Bassett is applying mathematical approaches to the analysis and modeling of brain connectivity and enhancing our understanding of how these connections give rise to the functions the brain performs. Read More
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Playwright Samuel D. Hunter, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Playwright Samuel D. Hunter is crafting quietly captivating dramas that explore the human capacity for empathy and confront the socially isolating aspects of contemporary life across the American landscape. Read More
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Poet Terrance Hayes, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Poet Terrance Hayes reflects on race, gender, and family in works that seamlessly encompass both the historical and the personal and subvert canonical forms. Read More
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Public Artist Rick Lowe, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Public Artist reinventing community revitalization as an art form by transforming a long-neglected neighborhood in Houston into a visionary amalgam of arts venue, community support center, and historic preservation initiative. Read More
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Social Psychologist Jennifer L. Eberhardt, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Social Psychologist Jennifer L. Eberhardt is investigating the subtle, complex, largely unconscious yet deeply ingrained ways that individuals racially code and categorize people and the far-reaching consequences of stereotypic associations between race and crime. Read More
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Translator and Poet Khaled Mattawa, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Translator and Poet Khaled Mattawa isrendering the beauty and meaning of contemporary Arab poetry accessible to an English reader and highlighting the invaluable role of literary translation in bridging cultural divides. Read More
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"'Genius Grant' Recipient to Focus on Houston"

Houston Chronicle
John Henneberger, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
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"Atlanta Lawyer Jonathan Rapping Wins MacArthur ‘Genius Grant'"

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Jonathan Rapping, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
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"Bolton Cartoonist Wins MacArthur Genius Award"

Burlington Free Press
Alison Bechdel, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
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Review Affirms Impact and Inspiration of MacArthur Fellows Program

“We are proud of the Fellows Program and its impact on the lives of not just those selected but people all over the world." Cecilia Conrad, Vice President, MacArthur Fellows program. Read More
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"Five Myths About the MacArthur ‘Genius Grants’"

Commentary by Cecilia Conrad originally published in the Washington Post Read More

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Cecilia A. Conrad

Vice President, MacArthur Fellows Program

Melissa Flagg

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Marlies A. Carruth

Program Director

Christina Lovely

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Don Meyer

Program Officer

Krista L. Pospisil

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Laura E. Scholl

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Maureen P. Atwell

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Eloise E. Daniels

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Diane Estes

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