Congratulations to Dr. Julie Livingston (Rutgers U)! Recently named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, she is a medical historian who combines archival research with ethnography to explore the care and treatment of individuals suffering from chronic illnesses and debilitating ailments in Botswana. Click here to learn more about Dr. Livingston and her research. Click on the below image to watch an excerpt about her fellowship:
Julie was one of 24 individuals recognized in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. The press release by the MacArthur Foundation describes this class as “extraordinarily creative people who inspire us all”:
MacArthur named its 2013 class of MacArthur Fellows, recognizing 24 exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of achievement and the potential for even more significant contributions in the future.
Fellows will each receive a no-strings-attached stipend of $625,000 (increased from $500,000) paid out over five years. Without stipulations or reporting requirements, the Fellowship provides maximum freedom for recipients to follow their own creative vision.
“This year’s class of MacArthur Fellows is an extraordinary group of individuals who collectively reflect the breadth and depth of American creativity,” said Cecilia Conrad, Vice President, MacArthur Fellows Program. “They are artists, social innovators, scientists, and humanists who are working to improve the human condition and to preserve and sustain our natural and cultural heritage. Their stories should inspire each of us to consider our own potential to contribute our talents for the betterment of humankind.”