CHICAGO (AP) — A poet, a legal scholar, a theater artist, a paleoclimatologist, an urban designer and a marine scientist are among the luminaries who have been named as this year’s MacArthur fellows. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Wednesday named 26 people who will each receive $625,000 over five years to use as they please. The Chicago-based foundation has awarded the so-called genius grants every year since 1981 to help further the pursuits of people with outstanding talent.
The 2019 fellows are:
Elizabeth Anderson, 59: philosopher, University of Michigan.
Sujatha Baliga, 48: attorney and restorative justice practitioner, Oakland, California.
Lynda Barry, 63: graphic novelist, cartoonist and education, University of Wisconsin-Madison.