News Release: Arts and Humanities, People

Sep. 20,  2011

Emory Alumnus Wins MacArthur Fellowship

Tiya MilesTiya Miles, who received her master's degree in Women's Studies from Emory University in 1995, has been named one of 22 new MacArthur Fellows for 2011.

Miles and other recipients learned through a phone call out of the blue from the Foundation that they each will receive $500,000 in no-strings-attached support over the next five years.

MacArthur Fellowships come without stipulations and offer unprecedented freedom and opportunity to reflect, create and explore.

Miles is a public historian and current faculty member at the University of Michigan. Her work explores the complex relationship between African and Cherokee peoples living and working in colonial America.

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