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QUICK CONVERSATIONWhat Does It Mean to Be Named a MacArthur ‘Genius’? MacArthur Foundation fellow Derek Peterson ’93 hopes that receiving one of academia’s most coveted honors will help bring attention to the history of colonialism in Africa.
petersonGRANTING TIME: One of 24 recipients of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, Peterson earned recognition for his scholarship on Africa, where he has focused his attention since his sophomore year. (Photo: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation) More . . .

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