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MacArthur Fellowship Winners List

Updated June 14, 2019 12.0k views836 items
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. {#nodes}
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    Alicia Elsbeth Stallings (born July 2, 1968) is an American poet and translator. She was named a 2011 MacArthur Fellow (the “Genius Grant”)....  more
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    A. K. Ramanujan

    Attipate Krishnaswami Ramanujan (16 March 1929 – 13 July 1993) also known as A. K. Ramanujan was an Indian poet and scholar of Indian literature who wrote in both English and Kannada. Ramanujan was a...  more
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    Archie Randolph Ammons (February 18, 1926 – February 25, 2001) was an American poet who won the annual National Book Award for Poetry in 1973 and 1993....  more
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    Aaron Dworkin

    Aaron Paul Dworkin (born September 11, 1970) is an American violinist and music educator....  more
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    Aaron Lansky (born June 17, 1955 in New Bedford, Massachusetts) is the founder of the Yiddish Book Center, an organization he created to help salvage Yiddish language publications. He received a...  more
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    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 associate...  more
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    Ada Louise Huxtable (née Landman; March 14, 1921 – January 7, 2013) was an architecture critic and writer on architecture. In 1970 she was awarded the first ever Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. ...  more
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    Adam Guy Riess (born December 16, 1969) is an American astrophysicist and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute and is known for his...  more
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    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 her...  more
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    Adrian Wilson

    Adrian Wilson (1923 – 3 February 1988) was an influential book designer, and author of the classic 1967 work entitled The Design of Books....  more
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    Adrienne Cecile Rich (; May 16, 1929 – March 27, 2012) 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...  more

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    Alan C. Walker is a 1986 Guggenheim Fellow in Social Sciences....  more
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    Alar Toomre (born 5 February 1937, in Rakvere) is an American astronomer and mathematician. He is a professor of applied mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Toomre's research...  more
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    Albert Joseph Libchaber (born 23 October 1934, Paris) is a Detlev W. Bronk Professor at The Rockefeller University. He won the Wolf Prize in Physics in 1986. In 1999 he received the Prix des Trois...  more
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    Aleksandar Hemon (born September 9, 1964) is a Bosnian-American fiction writer, essayist, and critic. His best known novels are Nowhere Man (2002) and The Lazarus Project (2008). He frequently...  more
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    Alex Ross (born 1968) is an American music critic. He has been on the staff of The New Yorker magazine since 1996, and he has written the books The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century...  more
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    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, respectively. He...  more
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    Alexei Kitaev

    Alexei Kitaev (Russian: Алексей Юрьевич Китаев; born August 26, 1963) is a Russian–American professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology and permanent member of the Kavli Institute...  more
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    Alfonso Ortiz

    Alfonso Alex Ortiz was a Native American cultural anthropologist....  more
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    Alfredo Jaar

    Alfredo Jaar (born 1956) is a Chilean-born artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives in New York City. He was born in 1956 in Santiago de Chile. From age 5 to 16, he lived in Martinique before...  more
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    Ali Akbar Khan (14 April 1922 – 18 June 2009) was an Indian Hindustani classical musician of the Maihar gharana, known for his virtuosity in playing the sarod. Trained as a classical musician and...  more
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    Alice Fulton (born 1952) is an American author of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction....  more
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    Alice Mitchell Rivlin (born Georgianna Alice Mitchell; March 4, 1931 – May 14, 2019) was an American economist and budget official. She served as Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve, Director of the...  more
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    Alisa Weilerstein (born April 14, 1982) is an American classical cellist. She was named a 2011 MacArthur Fellow....  more
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    Alison Des Forges (née Liebhafsky) (August 20, 1942 – February 12, 2009) was an American historian and human rights activist who specialized in the African Great Lakes region, particularly the 1994...  more