As Fellows Program Director and Senior Fellow, Rich Benjamin brings an astute, original voice to politics and social issues. He is the author of Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America, winner of an Editor's Choice Award fromBooklist and the American Library Association (2009).
Rich's analysis appears regularly in public debate, including on NPR, The New York Times, The New Yorker, CNN, MSNBC, and PBS. As an expert on politics and culture, Rich has held teaching and research positions at Stanford University, Brown University, and the Columbia University School of Law.
Rich earned a BA in English and political science from Wesleyan University and his PhD in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Author’s Guild, the nation’s oldest and largest organization serving the collective voice of American authors.
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