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Journalist and 2016 Santagata Speaker Nikole Hannah-Jones Wins ‘Genius’ Grant Archives

Nikole Hanna-Jones visiting Bowdoin campus in 2016

A journalist who delivered the 2016 Santagata lecture at Bowdoin has now been named a 2017 MacArthur fellow, one of twenty-four people across the globe to be honored with a so-called “genius grant.”

Nikole Hannah-Jones, a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, is known for her investigative work into racial injustice in the US.

On its website, the MacArthur Foundation said it chose Hannah-Jones for her work “chronicling the persistence of racial segregation in American society, particularly in education, and reshaping national conversations around education reform.”

Listen to / read 2016 interview with Hannah-Jones when she visited Bowdoin to deliver the 2016 Santagata lecture.