Education Stanford University
Name Rich Benjamin
Books Searching for Whitopia
|Occupation Author, television commentator, cultural critic|
Residence United States of America
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Rich Benjamin is an American cultural critic, anthropologist, and author.
Benjamin is perhaps best known for the non-fiction book Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America. Benjamin's investigation of Whitopia was the subject of a 2015 TED Talk, which has garnered 2 million views across media platforms and earned translation into 25 languages. This groundbreaking study is one of few to have illuminated in advance the social-political forces propelling the political rise of Donald Trump.
He is also a lecturer and a public intellectual, who regularly discusses issues on NPR, PBS, MSNBC, and CNN. His writing frequently appears in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Guardian and Salon.
Benjamin’s work focuses on United States politics and culture, comparative world politics, money, class, African Americans, Whites, Latinos, public policy, global cultural transformation, and demographic change.
Benjamin is currently a Senior Fellow at Demos.