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Meet the 2017 MacArthur Fellows

Introducing the 2017 MacArthur Fellows, 24 creative people who inspire us all. Watch
Anthropologist Jason De León | 2017 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Anthropologist Jason De León | 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Jason De León is an anthropologist combining ethnographic, forensic, and archaeological evidence to bring to light the human consequences of immigration policy at the U.S.–Mexico border. Watch
Artist and Geographer Trevor Paglen | 2017 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Artist and Geographer Trevor Paglen | 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Trevor Paglen is an artist and geographer documenting the hidden operations of covert government projects and examining the ways that human rights are threatened in an era of mass surveillance. Watch
Community Leader Rami Nashashibi | 2017 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Community Leader Rami Nashashibi | 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Rami Nashashibi is a community leader confronting the challenges of poverty and disinvestment in urban communities through a Muslim-led civic engagement effort that bridges race, class, and religion. Watch
Composer and Musician Tyshawn Sorey | 2017 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Composer and Musician Tyshawn Sorey | 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Tyshawn Sorey is a composer and musician assimilating and transforming ideas from a broad spectrum of musical idioms and defying distinctions between genres, composition, and improvisation in a singular expression of contemporary music. Watch
Computer Scientist Regina Barzilay | 2017 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Computer Scientist Regina Barzilay | 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Regina Barzilay is a computer scientist developing machine learning methods that enable computers to process and analyze vast amounts of human language data. Watch
Computer Scientist Stefan Savage | 2017 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Computer Scientist Stefan Savage | 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Stefan Savage is a computer scientist identifying and addressing the technological, economic, and social vulnerabilities underlying internet security challenges and cybercrime. Watch
Designer and Urban Planner Damon Rich | 2017 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Designer and Urban Planner Damon Rich | 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Damon Rich is a designer and urban planner creating vivid and witty strategies to design and build places that are more democratic and accountable to their residents. Watch
Fiction Writer and Cultural Critic Viet Thanh Nguyen | 2017 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Fiction Writer and Cultural Critic Viet Thanh Nguyen | 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Viet Thanh Nguyen is a fiction writer and cultural critic challenging popular depictions of the Vietnam War and exploring the myriad ways that war lives on for those it has displaced. Watch
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Fiction Writer Jesmyn Ward | 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Jesmyn Ward is a fiction writer exploring the enduring bonds of community and familial love among poor African Americans of the rural South against a landscape of circumscribed possibilities and lost potential. Watch
Historian Derek Peterson | 2017 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Historian Derek Peterson | 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Derek Peterson is a historian reshaping our understanding of African colonialism and nationalism in studies that foreground East African intellectual production. Watch
Historian Sunil Amrith | 2017 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Historian Sunil Amrith | 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Sunil Amrith is a historian who illustrates the role of centuries of transnational migration in the present-day social and cultural dynamics of South and Southeast Asia. Watch
Human Rights Strategist Greg Asbed | 2017 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Human Rights Strategist Greg Asbed | 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Greg Asbed is a human rights strategist transforming conditions for low-wage workers with a visionary model of worker-driven social responsibility. Watch
Immunologist Gabriel Victora | 2017 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Immunologist Gabriel Victora | 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Gabriel Victora is an immunologist investigating acquired, or adaptive, immunity and the mechanisms by which organisms' antibody-based responses to infection are fine-tuned. Watch

Staff

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
Portrait of Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications
Portrait of Maurice Samuels

Maurice Samuels

Program Officer