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1998 MacArthur Foundation Awards

The MacArthur Foundation awards monetary prizes each year in order to provide financial assistance for selected innovators.

  • Janine Antoni, 34, artist; New York
  • Ida Applebroog, 68, painter and social critic; New York
  • Ellen Barry, 44, attorney; Oakland, Calif.
  • Tim Berners-Lee, 43, computer scientist; Lexington, Mass.
  • Linda Bierds, 53, poet; Bainbridge Island, Wash.
  • Bernadette Brooten, 47, professor of religion; Cambridge, Mass.
  • John Carlstrom, 41, astrophysicist; Chicago
  • Mike Davis, 52, historian; Pasadena, Calif.
  • Nancy Folbre, 45, economist; Montague, Mass.
  • Avner Greif, 42, economist; Stanford, Calif.
  • Kun-Liang Guan, 35, biochemist; Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Gary Hill, 47, video artist; Seattle
  • Edward Hirsch, 48, poet and essayist; Houston
  • Ayesha Jalal, 42, historian; New York
  • Charles Johnson, 50, writer and cartoonist; Seattle
  • Leah Krubitzer, 37, neuroscientist; Davis, Calif.
  • Stewart Kwoh, 49, lawyer and human rights leader; Los Angeles
  • Charles Lewis, 44, founder of Center for Public Integrity; Alexandria, Va.
  • William McDonald, 46, cattle rancher; Douglas, Ariz.
  • Peter Miller, 33, history scholar; Berlin, Germany
  • Don Mitchell, 36, cultural geographer; Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Rebecca Nelson, 37, plant pathologist; Lima, Peru
  • Elinor Ochs, 53, linguistic anthropologist; Pacific Palisades, Calif.
  • Ishmael Reed, 60, writer and publisher; Oakland, Calif.
  • Benjamin Santer, 43, atmospheric scientist; Livermore, Calif.
  • Karl Sims, 36, computer scientist; Cambridge, Mass.
  • Dorothy Q. Thomas, 38, human rights and women's rights worker; New York
  • Leonard Zeskind, 48, human rights activist; Kansas City, Mo.
  • Mary Zimmerman, 37, director and playwright; Evanston, Ill.

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