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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
Meet the 2016 MacArthur Fellows thumbnail

Meet the 2016 MacArthur Fellows

Introducing the 2016 MacArthur Fellows, 23 creative people who inspire us all. Watch
Microbiologist Dianne Newman | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Microbiologist Dianne Newman | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Dianne Newman is a microbiologist merging methods and approaches from disparate fields to investigate the co-evolution of bacteria and their environments, from the ancient Earth to the human body. Watch
Physical Biologist and Inventor Manu Prakash | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Physical Biologist and Inventor Manu Prakash | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Manu Prakash is a physical biologist applying his expertise in soft-matter physics to illuminate often easy to observe but hard to explain phenomena in biological and physical contexts and to invent solutions to difficult problems in ... Watch
Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a playwright drawing from a range of contemporary and historical theatrical genres to engage frankly with complicated issues around identity, family, class, and race. Watch
Poet Claudia Rankine | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Poet Claudia Rankine | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Claudia Rankine is a poet illuminating the emotional and psychic tensions that mark the experiences of many living in twenty-first-century America. Watch
Sculptor Vincent Fecteau | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Sculptor Vincent Fecteau | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Vincent Fecteau is a sculptor whose deceptively intricate, abstract pieces provoke thoughtful reflection as their challenging forms make the viewer aware of the act of perception. Watch
Synthetic Chemist Jin-Quan Yu | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Synthetic Chemist Jin-Quan Yu | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Jin-Quan Yu is a synthetic chemist pioneering new techniques for the functionalization of carbon-hydrogen (C–H) bonds. Watch
Theater Artist and Educator Anne Basting | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Theater Artist and Educator Anne Basting | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Anne Basting is a theater artist and educator demonstrating the potential of storytelling and creative expression to improve the lives of elders experiencing cognitive impairment. Watch
Theoretical Computer Scientist Subhash Khot | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Theoretical Computer Scientist Subhash Khot | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Subhash Khot is a theoretical computer scientist whose work is providing critical insight into unresolved problems in the field of computational complexity. Watch
Video Artist Mary Reid Kelley | 2016 MacArthur Fellow thumbnail

Video Artist Mary Reid Kelley | 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Mary Reid Kelley is a video artist whose unique vision spans a variety of media and culminates in arresting, playful, and erudite videos that explore the condition of women throughout history. 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