2021 MacArthur Fellows

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2021 MacArthur Fellows[1]
name notes
Alex Rivera a filmmaker who explores issues around migration to the United States[1]
Cristina Ibarra a documentary filmmaker who chronicles border communities[1]
Daniel Alarcón novelist and radio producer [1]
Daniel Lind-Ramos Sculptor and Painter[2]
Desmond Meade a civil rights activist who works to restore voting rights to formerly incarcerated people[1]
Don Mee Choi poet and translator[2]
Hanif Abdurraqib critic, essayist and poet [1]
Ibrahim Cissé Biological Physicist[2]
Ibram X. Kendi historian and social critic[1]
Jacqueline Stewart Film Scholar, Archivist, and Curator[2]
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar a choreographer who founded the performance ensemble Urban Bush Women[1]
Jesse Shapiro Applied Microeconomist[2]
Jordan Casteel a painter known for portraits that capture everyday encounters with people of color[1]
Joshua Miele a technology designer at Amazon, develops devices that help visually impaired or blind people like himself gain access everyday to tech products and digital information[1]
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Historian and Writer[2]
Lisa Schulte Moore Landscape Ecologist[2]
Marcella Alsan a physician and economist who studies how the legacies of discrimination perpetuate health inequalities[1]
Michelle Monje Neuroscientist and Neuro-Oncologist[1]
Monica Muñoz Martinez a historian at the University of Texas, Austin, is a co-founder of Refusing to Forget, a nonprofit that promotes awareness of the largely ignored history of racial violence along the U.S.-Mexico border in the early 20th century[1]
Nicole R. Fleetwood writer and curator[1]
Reginald Dwayne Betts lawyer[1]
Safiya Noble a digital media scholar, has written about how search engines reinforce racist and sexist stereotypes[1]
Taylor Perron Geomorphologist[2]
Trevor Bedford a virologist who is developing real-time tools for tracking virus evolution[1]
Victor J. Torres Microbiologist[2]