Nine women and 12 men are this year’s John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellows. The class includes 21 scholars, professionals and artists who will receive $625,000 grants to help fund their fields of study. These fellowships, also known as “Genius Grants,” were announced today by the MacArthur Foundation, which is based in Chicago. Among the class is one timely standout—Stanford University social psychologist, Jennifer Eberhardt. Eberhardt’s work examines racial stereotypes and crime, the psychology of police in relation to their racial biases and how those biases come into play when the officers are working the streets, topics that have been in the headlines in light of the recent killings of black men by police, including Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The MacArthur Foundation, according to their website, “supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world.”
To see the list, photos and bios of these very diverse geniuses, click HERE.
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