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 will be a Fellow in the Literary Arts at the Bellagio Center, Rockefeller Foundation.