Head Of The Class: Nearly Half Of The 2021 MacArthur "Genius" Grant Winners Are Black

  • Hanif Abdurraqib, music critic, essayist, and poet
  • Daniel Alarcón, writer and radio producer
  • Marcella Alsan, physician-economist
  • Trevor Bedford, computational virologist
  • Reginald Dwayne Betts, poet and lawyer
  • Jordan Casteel, painter
  • Don Mee Choi, poet and translator
  • Ibrahim Cissé, biological physicist
  • Nicole Fleetwood, art historian and curator
  • Cristina Ibarra, documentary filmmaker
  • Ibram X. Kendi, American historian and writer
  • Daniel Lind-Ramos, sculptor and painter
  • Monica Muñoz Martinez, public historian
  • Desmond Meade, civil rights activist
  • Joshua Miele, adaptive technology designer
  • Michelle Monje, neuroscientist and neuro-oncologist
  • Safiya Noble, internet studies and digital media scholar
  • Taylor Perron, geomorphologist
  • Alex Rivera, filmmaker and media artist
  • Lisa Schulte Moore, landscape ecologist
  • Jesse Shapiro, applied microeconomist
  • Jacqueline Stewart, film scholar, archivist, and curator
  • Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, historian and writer
  • Victor J. Torres, microbiologist
  • Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, choreographer and dance entrepreneur

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