1998 MacArthur Foundation Awards
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
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.