Syracuse area professor Robin Wall Kimmerer is one of this year’s MacArthur “genius grant” recipients.
The ecologist and author of “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants,” was named one of the 25 MacArthur fellows on Wednesday. She will receive $800,000 in grant money over the next five years.
Kimmerer is currently a distinguished teaching professor at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.
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