Social psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt, from Stanford University, has
been named a 2014 MacArthur fellow. She has been awarded the distinction
for her thorough work on racial matters such as biased policing methods
that lead to racial profiling. Also known as the “genius grant,” the
award is a cash gift of $625,000 to be paid over a five-year period.
Each year, the foundation, which began in 1975, selects a talented group of people based on their outstanding contributions to their respective industries. This year, the list of 21 fellows were chosen primarily from the arts, social sciences and the legal communities.
Past notable, recipients of the award have included biophysicist John Dabiri, American historian Annette Gordon-Reed and jazz musician Jason Moran.