“I am not a slave. That’s true,” Hannah-Jones deadpanned.
An Israeli computer scientist was among the winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation genius grants.
“How we behave is actually much more influenced by what other people think than by our own personal ideas,” Paluck said.
Here’s a run-down of 5 Jewish things about the prestigious awards.
Ben Lerner, 36, began his writing career as a poet, but his two debut novels, one published in 2011 and the other last year, quickly gained critical acclaim and have both been called “brilliant” and “revolutionary,” among other praise.
Marina Rustow got the phone call informing her that she was officially a genius while shopping for clothes with her 4-year-old.
When Nicole Eisenman, 50, learned she was a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, she said she was shocked. But the honor didn’t come as a surprise to those who know her work as a painter, sculptor, printer and draftswoman.
At least four Jews or experts on Jews are among the 24 winners of $625,000 grants for so-called geniuses.
A Jewish documentary filmmaker who documented abuses in Indonesia was among 21 winners of $625,000 “genius” grants, the U.S. organization awarding them said.
macfound wrote: Primary Care Physician Jeffrey Brenner was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2013. The Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn more at http://www.macfound.org/fellows.