Congratulations to Fulbright alumnae Stacy Jupiter and Saidiya Hartman, and current Fulbright scholar Andrea Dutton, for their selection as 2019 MacArthur Fellows! The MacArthur Fellowship awards accomplished professionals the opportunity to pursue research that inspire advancements in their respective fields. Stacy and Saidiya join the ranks of 96 international exchange alumni who have been honored as recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship.
Stacy Jupiter, a 2002 Fulbright U.S. Student to Australia, is receiving a MacArthur Fellowship for her transformative work as a marine scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society. Since earning a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Harvard in 1997 and a PhD from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2006, Stacy has dedicated her life to developing conservation strategies that consider the cultural impacts of natural resource management across regions. Her work seeks to establish creative solutions to protect ecosystem biodiversity and the well-being of coastal communities in the Melanesia region, which includes Fiji, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea.
Saidiya Hartman, a literary scholar and cultural historian, is receiving the MacArthur Fellowship for her devotion to exploring the pervasive impacts of slavery in modern American society and promoting narratives that have been historically erased from archives. After graduating with a BA from Wesleyan University in 1984 and a PhD from Yale University in 1992, Saidiya advanced her research as a 1997 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Ghana. Since completing her exchange experience, she has authored multiple books, including: Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America (1997), Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route (2007), and Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments (2019). Saidiya currently works as a professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs also congratulates current Fulbright U.S. Scholar, Andrea Dutton, a future exchange alumna, who is also a 2019 MacArthur Fellow. As a geochemist and paleoclimatologist on faculty with the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Andrea’s research seeks to inform a greater understanding of the impacts of sea level rise.