GMTaC Director Lisa Parks Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

The GMTaC lab is pleased to share the fantastic news that Professor Lisa Parks of MIT Comparative Media Studies / Writing has just been announced as a MacArthur Fellow. The fellowship is colloquially known as the “genius grant” and is awarded to individuals who have shown “extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.” 

Twenty-one current MIT faculty members and three staff members have won MacArthur Fellowships, which were established in 1981 and are usually given out to roughly 25 people each year. Congratulations Prof. Parks!

Read more at https://www.macfound.org/fellows/1021/