MacArthur Fellows Program

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Bill Thies, Computer Scientist

Class of 2016

MacArthur Fellows Discuss Their Work on reddit

In an ongoing series of online question-and-answer sessions, MacArthur Fellows have discussed their work via “ask me anything” (AMAs) sessions on reddit. Read More


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MacArthur Fellow Cecilia Muñoz on reddit AMA

MacArthur Fellow Cecilia Muñoz will be on reddit AMA at 3 p.m. ET to talk about her work as a policy analyst and about her work as senior staff in the White House under ... Read More

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"The Artist and the Revolutionary"

The Village Voice
Kara E. Walker , 1997 MacArthur Fellow
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"Acclaimed Poet John Ashbery Dies At 90"

John Ashbery , 1985 MacArthur Fellow
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"John Ashbery, Esteemed and Inventive Poet, Dies at 90"

PBS NewsHour
John Ashbery , 1985 MacArthur Fellow
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"‘Cuz’ Mourns a Loss and Denounces a System"

The New York Times
Danielle Allen , 2001 MacArthur Fellow
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"Meet the Museum's Only Field Biologist"

Field Museum
Steven Goodman, 2005 MacArthur Fellow
Related Grantee: Field Museum
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Portrait of Cecilia A. Conrad

Cecilia A. Conrad

Managing Director

Marlies A. Carruth

Program Director

Jay Goodwin

Senior Program Officer

Laura E. Scholl

Senior Program Officer

Christina Lovely

Senior Program Officer

Don Meyer

Program Officer

Krista L. Pospisil

Senior Program Officer

Maureen P. Atwell

Program Administrator

Eloise E. Daniels

Program Assistant

Diane Mitchell

Program Assistant

Kelsey Ganser

Research Associate

Jennifer Hazen

Program Assistant

Media Contact

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Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Maurice Samuels

Maurice Samuels

Program Officer