Meet the 2023 MacArthur Fellows

MacArthur Foundation
2 min readOct 4, 2023


Meet the 2023 MacArthur Fellows: 20 inspiring individuals using creativity, curiosity, and care to build a more just and sustainable future. The Fellows are rewriting narratives, reshaping their fields, and redefining our connections across diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and geographies.

Marlies Carruth, Director, MacArthur Fellows, said, “The 2023 MacArthur Fellows are applying individual creativity with global perspective, centering connections across generations and communities. They forge stunning forms of artistic expression from ancestral and regional traditions, heighten our attention to the natural world, improve how we process massive flows of information for the common good, and deepen understanding of systems shaping our environment.”

The 2023 Fellows are:

· E. Tendayi Achiume, legal scholar

· Andrea Armstrong, incarceration law scholar

· Rina Foygel Barber, statistician

· Ian Bassin, lawyer and democracy advocate

· Courtney Bryan, composer and pianist

· Jason Buenrostro, cellular and molecular biologist

· María Magdalena Campos-Pons, multidisciplinary artist

· Raven Chacon, composer and artist

· Diana Greene Foster, demographer and reproductive health researcher

· Lucy Hutyra, environmental ecologist

· Carolyn Lazard, artist

· Ada Limón, poet

· Lester Mackey, computer scientist and statistician

· Patrick Makuakāne, kumu hula and cultural preservationist

· Linsey Marr, environmental engineer

· Manuel Muñoz, fiction writer

· Imani Perry, interdisciplinary scholar and writer

· Dyani White Hawk, multidisciplinary artist

· A. Park Williams, hydroclimatologist

· Amber Wutich, anthropologist

Learn more about the Fellows on our website, where you can find their biographies and videos about their work.



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