I saw the new MacArthur Genius Grant fellow list this morning and I only recognized a few names from the list, so I asked ChatGPT what I should be familiar with from the fellows. I mistakenly asked what I should read by them, forgetting that not all of them are authors, but I got good recommendations back for each field nonetheless. Thought I’d share.
Given the diversity and expertise of the Macarthur genius grant recipients you’ve listed, here’s a selection of works or major contributions from each of them that you might consider exploring:
- E. Tendayi Achiume:
- “Migration as Decolonization” (Stanford Law Review)
- Andrea Armstrong:
- “Slavery Revisited in Penal Plantation Labor” (UC Irvine Law Review)
- Rina Foygel Barber:
- Her research papers are mainly technical in nature. You can refer to her Google Scholar Profile for her most cited works.
- Ian Bassin:
- As a lawyer and advocate, Bassin’s impact comes through his contributions to legislation and policy. Check out Protect Democracy, an organization he co-founded.
- Courtney Bryan:
- Albums like “Songs of Laughing, Smiling, and Crying” showcase her musical prowess.
- Jason D. Buenrostro:
- María Magdalena Campos-Pons:
- Raven Chacon:
- His compositions and art installations are best experienced directly. Refer to his Personal Website for a list of works and upcoming performances.
- Diana Greene Foster:
- Lucy Hutyra:
- Browse her Google Scholar Profile to explore her most cited works on urban carbon cycles.
- Carolyn Lazard:
- Lester Mackey:
- Refer to his Google Scholar Profile for technical papers on machine learning.
- Patrick Makuakāne:
- Experience his work directly through his dance company, Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu.
- Linsey Marr:
- Her research papers on aerosol transmission of viruses are available on her Google Scholar Profile.
- Imani Perry:
- Dyani White Hawk:
- Her artworks such as “Listen” and “She Gives” can be viewed on her Official Website.
- A. Park Williams:
- “Observed Impacts of Anthropogenic Climate Change on Wildfire in California” (Earth’s Future journal)
- Amber Wutich:
For further exploration:
- How has the MacArthur Fellowship influenced or changed the trajectory of past recipients’ careers?
- What’s the selection process for the MacArthur genius grant, and how do they determine the potential and uniqueness of a recipient?
- How have other countries or organizations replicated or been inspired by the concept of the MacArthur genius grant to support innovators and thinkers?