October 11, 2018
UW’s Kristina Olson wins MacArthur Foundation ‘genius grant’
Kristina Olson, University of Washington associate professor of psychology, has been named one of this year’s MacArthur Fellows.
The Fellowship from the John T. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation comes with a $625,000 stipend, commonly known as the “genius grant,” for recipients to use as they see fit. The Chicago-based foundation announced 25 winners on Thursday.
Olson runs the Social Cognitive Development Lab at the UW and created the TransYouth Project, which is the nation’s largest longitudinal study of transgender children. She is considered a national leader in research into how children develop gender identity.
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