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Art Historian and Curator Kellie Jones | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Art Historian and Curator Kellie Jones | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Kellie Jones is an art historian and curator deepening our understanding of contemporary art of the African Diaspora and securing its place in the canons of modern and contemporary art. Watch
Artist and Writer Lauren Redniss | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Artist and Writer Lauren Redniss | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Lauren Redniss is an artist and writer seamlessly integrating artwork, written text, and design elements in works of visual nonfiction. Watch
Bioengineer Rebecca Richards-Kortum | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Bioengineer Rebecca Richards-Kortum | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Rebecca Richards-Kortum is a bioengineer addressing global health disparities in low-resource settings by developing point-of-care medical technologies and a new approach to engineering education. Watch
Composer Julia Wolfe | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Composer Julia Wolfe | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Julia Wolfe is a composer who combines influences from folk, classical, and rock genres in works that are grounded in historical and legendary narratives. Watch
Computer Scientist Bill Thies | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Computer Scientist Bill Thies | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Bill Thies is a computer scientist creating communication and digital technologies to advance the social and economic well-being of low-income communities in the developing world. Watch
Cultural Historian Josh Kun | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Cultural Historian Josh Kun | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Josh Kun is a cultural historian exploring the ways in which the arts and popular culture are conduits for cross-cultural exchange. Watch
Financial Services Innovator José A. Quiñonez | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Financial Services Innovator José A. Quiñonez | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

José A. Quiñonez is a financial services innovator creating a pathway to mainstream financial services and non-predatory credit for individuals with limited or no financial access. Watch
Geobiologist Victoria Orphan | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Geobiologist Victoria Orphan | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Victoria Orphan is a geobiologist whose research sheds new light on microbial communities in extreme environments and their impact on the cycling of nutrients and energy through the oceans. Watch
Graphic Novelist Gene Luen Yang | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Graphic Novelist Gene Luen Yang | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Gene Luen Yang is a graphic novelist and cartoonist whose work for young adults demonstrates the potential of comics to broaden our understanding of diverse cultures and people. Watch
Human Rights Lawyer Ahilan Arulanantham | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Human Rights Lawyer Ahilan Arulanantham | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Ahilan Arulanantham is a human rights lawyer leading advocacy and legal efforts to secure the right to due process for immigrants facing deportation and working to set new precedents for the constitutional rights of noncitizens. Watch
Jewelry Maker and Sculptor Joyce J. Scott | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Jewelry Maker and Sculptor Joyce J. Scott | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Joyce J. Scott is a jewelry maker and sculptor repositioning craft, and in particular beadwork, as a potent platform for commentary on social and political injustices. Watch
Linguist and Cultural Preservationist Daryl Baldwin | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Linguist and Cultural Preservationist Daryl Baldwin | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Daryl Baldwin is a linguist and scholar reviving the linguistic, cultural, and intellectual heritage of the Miami (Myaamia) nation. Watch
Long-Form Journalist Sarah Stillman | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Long-Form Journalist Sarah Stillman | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Sarah Stillman is a long-form journalist providing new and compelling perspectives on social injustices in stories of people usually invisible to mainstream reporting. 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
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Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications
Portrait of Maurice Samuels

Maurice Samuels

Program Officer

Media Contact

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Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications

Evaluation Contact

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Maurice Samuels

Program Officer