Prof. Jennifer Carlson awarded MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship

Oct. 19, 2022
Jennifer Carlson

University of Arizona sociologist and Human Rights Practice faculty member Prof. Jennifer Carlson has been awarded a prestigious 2022 MacArthur Fellowship in recognition of her work examining gun politics, culture and trauma in the United States. In spring semester 2023, session 2, Prof. Carlson will be teaching her popular course on gun violence in the context of human rights, offered as HRTS 596a: Human Rights Crises.

Carlson is among 25 scholars, scientists and artists from across the country who each will receive an $800,000 stipend from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The fellowships are awarded annually to talented individuals in a variety of fields who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits, the foundation said.

The MacArthur Fellowships, often called "genius grants," are a no-strings-attached investment in the recipients' originality, insight and potential. The fellows are nominated anonymously by leaders in their respective fields.

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