Rich Benjamin is a scholar, ideas builder, and entrepreneur. His social and political commentary appear regularly in the media, including on NPR, The New York Times, MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, and Salon.com.
Rich 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. He is also Senior Fellow at Demos, a nonpartisan, multi-issue think tank based in New York City.
He 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.
Rich is loving working on his next book. In 2014, he was a Fellow at the Bellagio Center in Italy, Rockefeller Foundation.