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List of MacArthur Fellowship winners from every year the award has been given out. All MacArthur Fellowship winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the MacArthur Fellowship award are listed along with photos for every MacArthur Fellowship winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the MacArthur Fellowship award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the MacArthur Fellowship are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of MacArthur Fellowship winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of MacArthur Fellowship winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known MacArthur Fellowship winners of all time. Anybody who won the MacArthur Fellowship usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the MacArthur Fellowship-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the MacArthur Fellowship, so most of the famous MacArthur Fellowship winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won MacArthur Fellowship?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You can use the items in this fact-based list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to. These items, like Gregory V. Chudnovsky and Joseph Brodsky include images when available. (836 items)

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A. E. Stallings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
A. E. Stallings Alicia Elsbeth Stallings is an American poet and translator. She was named a 2011 MacArthur Fellow.

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A. K. Ramanujan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
A. K. Ramanujan Attipate Krishnaswami Ramanujan also known as A. K. Ramanujan was an Indian poet and scholar of Indian literature who wrote in both English and Kannada language. Ramanujan was a poet, scholar, a ...more

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A. R. Ammons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
A. R. Ammons Archie Randolph Ammons was an American poet who won the annual National Book Award for Poetry in 1973 and 1993. He wrote about humanity's relationship to nature in alternately comic and solemn

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Aaron Dworkin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Aaron Dworkin Aaron Paul Dworkin is an American violinist, and music educator.

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Aaron Lansky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Aaron Lansky Aaron Lansky is the founder of the Yiddish Book Center, an organization he created to help salvage Yiddish language publications. When he began saving books in the early 1980s, most experts ...more

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Aaron Shirley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Aaron Shirley Aaron Shirley was an American physician and civil rights activist. Shirley was born in Gluckstadt, Mississippi. He was Chairman of the Board for the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation, and an ...more

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Ada Louise Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Ada Louise Huxtable Ada Louise Huxtable was an architecture critic and writer on architecture. In 1970 she was awarded the first ever Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. The esteemed architecture critic Paul Goldberger, ...more

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Adam Riess is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Adam Riess Adam Guy Riess is an American astrophysicist at Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute and is known for his research in using supernovae as cosmological probes. Riess ...more

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Adrian Nicole LeBlanc is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc Adrian Nicole LeBlanc is an American journalist whose works focus on the marginalized members of society: adolescents living in poverty, prostitutes, women in prison, etc. She is best known for ...more

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Adrian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Adrian Wilson Adrian Wilson was an influential book designer, and author of the classic 1967 work entitled The Design of Books.

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Adrienne Rich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Adrienne Rich Adrienne Cecile Rich was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She was called "one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century", and was ...more

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Alan Walker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Alan Walker Alan C. Walker is a 1986 Guggenheim Fellow in Social Sciences.

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Alar Toomre is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Alar Toomre Alar Toomre is an Estonian-American astronomer and mathematician. He is a professor of applied mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Toomre's research is focused on the ...more

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Albert J. Libchaber is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Albert J. Libchaber Albert J. Libchaber is a Detlev W. Bronk Professor at Rockefeller University. He won the Wolf Prize in Physics in 1986. In 1999 he received the Prix des Trois Physiciens from the Fondation de

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Aleksandar Hemon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Aleksandar Hemon Aleksandar Hemon is a Bosnian American fiction writer, essayist, and critic. He is the winner of a MacArthur Foundation grant. He has written five books: The Book of My Lives; Love and ...more

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Alex Ross is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Alex Ross Alex Ross is an American music critic. He has been on the staff of The New Yorker magazine since 1996. He also authored the books The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century and Listen ...more

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Alexander George is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Alexander George Alexander George is a professor of philosophy at Amherst College. He received his B.A. in 1979 from Columbia College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1981 and 1986, ...more

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Alexei Kitaev is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Alexei Kitaev Alexei Kitaev is a Russian–American professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology and permanent member of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is best known for ...more

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Alfonso Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Alfonso Ortiz Alfonso Alex Ortiz was a Native American cultural anthropologist.

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Alfredo Jaar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Alfredo Jaar Alfredo Jaar is a Chilean-born artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives in New York. He was born in 1956 in Santiago de Chile. From age 5 to 16, he lived in Martinique before moving back to ...more

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Ali Akbar Khan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Ali Akbar Khan Ali Akbar Khan, often referred to as Khansahib or by the title Ustad, was a Hindustani classical musician of the Maihar gharana, known for his virtuosity in playing the sarod. Khan was ...more

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Alice Fulton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Alice Fulton Alice Fulton is an American author of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

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Alice Rivlin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Alice Rivlin Alice Mitchell Rivlin is an economist and former U.S. Federal Reserve and budget official. She served as Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve, Director of the White House Office of Management and ...more

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Alisa Weilerstein is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Alisa Weilerstein Alisa Weilerstein is an American classical cellist. She was named a 2011 MacArthur Fellow.

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Alison Des Forges is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Alison Des Forges Alison Des Forges was an American historian and human rights activist who specialized in the African Great Lakes region, particularly the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. At the time of her death, she was ...more

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Allan Bérubé is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Allan Bérubé Allan Ronald Bérubé was an American historian, activist, independent scholar, self-described "community-based" researcher and college drop-out, and award-winning author, ...more

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Allan Wilson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Allan Wilson Allan Charles Wilson was a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, a pioneer in the use of molecular approaches to understand evolutionary change and reconstruct ...more

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Allen Grossman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Allen Grossman Allen Grossman was a noted American poet, critic and professor.

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Allison Anders is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Allison Anders Allison Anders is an American film and television director. Anders has directed many independent films, on which she frequently collaborates with fellow UCLA film school graduate Kurt Voss.

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Alma Guillermoprieto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Alma Guillermoprieto Alma Guillermoprieto is a Mexican journalist who has written extensively about Latin America for the British and American press. Her writings have also been widely disseminated within the ...more

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Alvin J. Bronstein is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Alvin J. Bronstein Alvin J. Bronstein is an American lawyer, and founder and Director Emeritus of the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. According to his ACLU biography, 'he ...more

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Amalia Mesa-Bains is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List

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Aminah Robinson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Aminah Robinson Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson is an American artist.

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Amory Lovins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Amory Lovins Amory Bloch Lovins is an American physicist, environmental scientist, writer, and Chairman/Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute. He has worked in the field of energy policy and ...more

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Amos Tversky is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Amos Tversky Amos Nathan Tversky was a cognitive and mathematical psychologist, a student of cognitive science, a collaborator of Daniel Kahneman, and a figure in the discovery of systematic human cognitive ...more

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Amy B. Smith is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Amy B. Smith Amy Smith is an American inventor, educator, and founder of D-Lab at MIT. She works to develop technologies and build creative capacity internationally.

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Amy Clampitt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Amy Clampitt Amy Clampitt was an American poet and author.

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Amy Rosenzweig is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Amy Rosenzweig Amy C. Rosenzweig is an American biochemist, professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology, at Northwestern University. She graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. ...more

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Anders Winroth is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Anders Winroth Anders Winroth is a professor of medieval history at Yale University.

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Andre Dubus is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Andre Dubus Andre Jules Dubus II was an American short story writer, essayist, and autobiographer.

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Andrea Barrett is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Andrea Barrett Andrea Barrett is an American novelist and short story writer. Her collection Ship Fever won the 1996 U.S. National Book Award for Fiction, and she received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2001. Her ...more

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Andrea M. Ghez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Andrea M. Ghez Andrea Mia Ghez is an American astronomer and professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UCLA. In 2004, Discover magazine listed Ghez as one of the top 20 scientists in the United ...more

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Andrew McGuire is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Andrew McGuire Andrew McGuire is an American trauma prevention specialist and grassroots campaigner. He was the first Executive Director of Action Against Burns, founder and Executive Director of the Burn ...more

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Andrew W. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Andrew W. Lewis Andrew W. Lewis is an American historian and professor at Missouri State University. His special areas of interest are medieval Europe and the Renaissance.

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Andrew Wiles is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Andrew Wiles Sir Andrew John Wiles, KBE, FRS is a British mathematician and a Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Oxford, specialising in number theory. He is most notable for proving ...more

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Angela Belcher is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Angela Belcher Angela M. Belcher is a materials scientist, biological engineer, and W.M. Keck Professor of Energy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. She is ...more

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Angela Johnson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Angela Johnson Angela Johnson is an American poet and writer of children's books, with over 40 books to her credit since beginning her writing career in 1989. Her children's picture books are simple yet poetic ...more

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Ann Ellis Hanson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Ann Ellis Hanson Ann Ellis Hanson is an American papyrologist and historian who holds the position of senior research scholar and lecturer in the Department of Classics at Yale University. Ms. Hanson received a ...more

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Ann Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Ann Hamilton Ann Hamilton is a visual artist known for large-scale multi-media installations, as well as her work in video, sculpture, photography, textile art, and printmaking.

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Ann Lauterbach is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list MacArthur Fellowship Winners List
Ann Lauterbach Ann Lauterbach is an American poet, essayist, and professor. Her most recent poetry collection is Under the Sign. Her honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram ...more