Rich Benjamin is a political analyst, a cultural anthropologist, a speaker, an author.
His analysis appears regularly in The New York Times,The New Yorker, New York Review of Books,The Guardian, NPR, PBS, MSNBC, and CNN. He is the author of Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America, selected as an Editor’s Choice by Booklist and The American Library Association (2009). The book is now in its second printing.
Rich was recently a Fellow in the literary arts at the Bellagio Center (Italia), Rockefeller Foundation. He participates in creative citizenship. He sits on the Board of Trustees for the Authors Guild, the national union of writers that has been protecting authors’ rights and free speech since 1912; Art Omi, a not-for-profit arts center with a 120-acre sculpture and architecture park; and for New_Publics, a team of designers and technologists seeking to build more flourishing, public friendly digital spaces.
He is at work on a new book to be published by Pantheon Books an imprint of Penguin | Random House.