MacArthur Fellows Reflect on Immigration

Recently The New York Times published an op-ed highlighting how immigrants are over-represented among recipients of several prominent awards including the MacArthur Fellowship.

MacArthur’s Cecilia Conrad said that the immigrants who become MacArthur Fellows are often inspired by “the experience of dislocation, of navigating a new culture and a new set of norms.”

Here are a few quotes from MacArthur Fellows who are immigrants, children of immigrants, or people simply inspired by their stories:

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