Isabel Wilkerson is an American journalist, the author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration. Born in Washington D. C. in 1961, she studied journalism at Howard University, becoming editor-in-chief of the college newspaper The Hilltop. During college, Wilkerson interned at many publications, including the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post. In 1994, while Chicago bureau chief of The New York Times, she became the first woman of African-American heritage to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism, winning the feature writing award for her coverage of the 1993 midwestern floods and her profile of a 10-year-old boy, responsible for his four siblings. Several of Wilkerson's articles are included in the book Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories: America's Best Writing, 1979 - 2003, edited by David Garlock. Wilkerson has won a George S. Polk Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Journalist of the Year award from the National Association of Black Journalists, she has been the James M. Cox Professor of Journalism at Emory University, Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University and the Kreeger-Wolf endowed lecturer at Northwestern University and Professor of Journalism and Director of Narrative Nonfiction at Boston University's College of Communication.
She served as a board member of the National Arts in Journalism Program at Columbia University. After fifteen years of research and writing, she published The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration in 2010, which examines the three geographic routes that were used by African Americans leaving the southern states between 1915 and the 1970s, illustrated through the personal stories of people who took those routes. During her research for the book, Wilkerson interviewed more than 1,000 people who made the migration from the South to Northern and Western cities; the book instantly hit number 5 on the New York Times Bestseller list for nonfiction and has since been included in lists of best books of 2010 by many reviewers, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, Amazon.com, Salon.com, The Washington Post, The Economist, Atlanta Magazine and The Daily Beast. In March 2011 the book won the National Book Critics Circle Award; the book won the Anisfield-Wolf Award for Nonfiction, the Mark Lynton History Prize, the Sidney Hillman Book Prize, the Heartland Prize for Nonfiction and was the nonfiction runner-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize in 2011.
As of 2010, Wilkerson lived in the Virginia Highland neighborhood of Atlanta and, in a New York Times interview, remarked on being a part of a movement on the part of some African Americans to return to the South after generations in the North. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration. ISBN 978-0-679-44432-9 The New American Reader: Recent Periodical Essays, edited by Gilbert H. Muller "He Put a Spin on Design", in The Last Word: The New York Times Book of Obituaries and Farewells: a Celebration of Unusual Lives, edited by Marvin Siegel "Superstars of Dreamland", in Best American Movie Writing, edited by George Plimpton We Americans: Celebrating a Nation, Its People and Its Past, edited by Thomas B. Allen and Charles O. Hyman "Two Boys, a Debt, a Gun, a Victim: The Face of Violence", in Writing the World: Reading and Writing about Issues of the Day, edited by Charles R. Cooper, Susan Peck MacDonald. ISBN 0-312-26008-3 Written into History: Pulitzer Prize Reporting of the Twentieth Century, edited by Anthony Lewis "First Born, Fast Grown: The Manful Life of Nicholas, 10", in Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines: The Pursuit of Excellence, edited by Edward Jay Friedlander and John Lee.
Isabel Wilkerson Tracks Exodus of Blacks from US South - video interview by Democracy Now! Time: Isabel Wilkerson on Black America's Immigration Story The Lives Gained by Fleeing Jim Crow By Janet Maslin, New York Times Book Review Works by or about Isabel Wilkerson in libraries Appearances on C-SPAN
Alice Louise Waters is an American chef, restaurateur and author. She is the owner of Chez Panisse, a Berkeley, California restaurant famous for its organic, locally grown ingredients and for pioneering California cuisine, which she opened in 1971. In addition to her restaurant, Waters has written several books on food and cooking, including Chez Panisse Cooking, The Art of Simple Food I and II, 40 Years of Chez Panisse, her memoir, Coming to my Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook was published in September 2017 and released in paperback in May 2018. She founded the Chez Panisse Foundation in 1996, created the Edible Schoolyard program at the Martin Luther King Middle School in Berkeley, California. Waters serves as a public policy advocate on the national level for school lunch reform and universal access to healthy, organic foods, the impact of her work in organic food and nutrition is typified by Michelle Obama's White House organic vegetable garden. Waters was born in Chatham Borough, New Jersey on April 28, 1944 to Charles Allen Waters, a Rutgers University graduate, a management consultant, Margaret Waters, a stay at home mom.
Alice graduated from the University of California, Berkeley after transferring there from UC Santa Barbara. She received a degree in French Cultural Studies in 1967. During her time at UC Berkeley, she studied abroad in France, where she shopped for local produce and prepared fresh foods in order to enhance the experience of the table. During her time in France, she says she "lived at the bottom of a market street" and "took everything in by osmosis", she brought this style of food preparation back to Berkeley, where she popularized the concept of market-fresh cooking with the local products available to her in Northern California. For her, food is a way of life and not just something to eat. During her time at UC Berkeley, Waters became active in the Free Speech Movement, sweeping across the campus. Waters worked on the congressional campaign of an anti-Vietnam War politician, she cooked for and entertained her fellow campaigners. Waters returned to Europe, where she first trained at a Montessori school in London, spent time traveling in Turkey and in France once again.
Principles of the Montessori method, which emphasize practical and hands-on activities for children, are evident in Waters' idea of "edible education" and her Edible Schoolyard, which engages children in the preparation of fruits and vegetables that they tend to with the supervision of their teachers. After training in London, Waters next traveled to Turkey, which she credits with influencing her approach to hospitality and deepening her respect for local communities. In his book Alice Waters and Chez Panisse, Thomas McNamee recounts Waters' experience in Turkey, where a young Turkish boy shared tea and a small bit of cheese with Waters and her traveling companions though he had little; this small act of kindness had an effect on Waters's approach to hospitality and generosity in her own restaurant. From Turkey, Waters returned to France, where she embarked upon a year-long journey, her travels solidified her love of all things food and French and inspired her to return to California and open Chez Panisse.
Waters counts the English cookbook author and writer, as one of her influences. She credits Richard Olney, an American authority on French food who spent much of his life living in France, with influencing her simple, rustic cuisine. Olney introduced Waters to Lucien and Lulu Peyraud, owners of the Domaine Tempier vineyard in Provence. Lulu Peyraud's vineyard cooking influenced Waters' cooking and her menus at Chez Panisse. In her foreword to Olney's book, Lulu's Provençal Table, Waters wrote: "Lucien and Lulu's warmhearted enthusiasm for life, their love for the pleasures of the table, their deep connection to the beautiful earth of the South of France – these were things I had seen at the movies, but this was for real. I felt as if I had come home to second family."In addition, Waters has said that she learned Chinese cooking from Cecilia Chiang, the two became lifelong friends. Waters has said that what Chiang did to popularize Chinese cuisine in America is what Julia Child did for French Cuisine.
In 1971, Waters opened Chez Panisse, which she named for a favorite character in a trilogy of Marcel Pagnol films. From the beginning, the restaurant was a collaborative effort. Tower melded them into a more refined menu. Chez Panisse was intended to serve as a place where Waters could entertain her friends. Realizing the difficulty in sourcing fresh, high-quality ingredients, Waters began building a network of local farmers and producers, continues to source the restaurant's ingredients through her local network. Waters opened the upstairs Chez Panisse Café, a concept championed by Tower, in 1980. Café serves an a la carte menu for dinner. In 1984, Waters opened Café Fanny, named after her daughter, a few blocks from the restaurant. Café Fanny, which served breakfast and lunch in a casual, European-café setting, closed in 2012; the Waters focused on the importance of organic farmers. Through Chez Panisse foundation, the project called "Edible Schoolyard" was organized in order to make an environment for the students to grow their own products.
Central to the operations and philosophy of Chez Panisse is Waters' and the restaurant's dedication to using organic ingredients. Waters has become a crusader for organic foods, believing that they are both better for the environment and for people's heal
The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D. C. and has been the residence of every U. S. President since John Adams in 1800; the term "White House" is used as a metonym for the president and his advisers. The residence was designed by Irish-born architect James Hoban in the neoclassical style. Hoban modelled the building on Leinster House in Dublin, a building which today houses the Oireachtas, the Irish legislature. Construction took place between 1800 using Aquia Creek sandstone painted white; when Thomas Jefferson moved into the house in 1801, he added low colonnades on each wing that concealed stables and storage. In 1814, during the War of 1812, the mansion was set ablaze by the British Army in the Burning of Washington, destroying the interior and charring much of the exterior. Reconstruction began immediately, President James Monroe moved into the reconstructed Executive Residence in October 1817.
Exterior construction continued with the addition of the semi-circular South portico in 1824 and the North portico in 1829. Because of crowding within the executive mansion itself, President Theodore Roosevelt had all work offices relocated to the newly constructed West Wing in 1901. Eight years in 1909, President William Howard Taft expanded the West Wing and created the first Oval Office, moved as the section was expanded. In the main mansion, the third-floor attic was converted to living quarters in 1927 by augmenting the existing hip roof with long shed dormers. A newly constructed East Wing was used as a reception area for social events. East Wing alterations were completed in 1946. By 1948, the residence's load-bearing exterior walls and internal wood beams were found to be close to failure. Under Harry S. Truman, the interior rooms were dismantled and a new internal load-bearing steel frame constructed inside the walls. Once this work was completed, the interior rooms were rebuilt; the modern-day White House complex includes the Executive Residence, West Wing, East Wing, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building—the former State Department, which now houses offices for the President's staff and the Vice President—and Blair House, a guest residence.
The Executive Residence is made up of six stories—the Ground Floor, State Floor, Second Floor, Third Floor, as well as a two-story basement. The property is a National Heritage Site owned by the National Park Service and is part of the President's Park. In 2007, it was ranked second on the American Institute of Architects list of "America's Favorite Architecture". Following his April 1789 inauguration, President George Washington occupied two executive mansions in New York City: the Samuel Osgood House at 3 Cherry Street, the Alexander Macomb House at 39–41 Broadway. In May 1790, New York began construction of Government House for his official residence, but he never occupied it; the national capital moved to Philadelphia in December 1790. The July 1790 Residence Act named Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the temporary national capital for a 10-year period while the Federal City was under construction; the City of Philadelphia rented Robert Morris's city house at 190 High Street for Washington's presidential residence.
The first U. S. President occupied the Market Street mansion from November 1790 to March 1797 and altered it in ways that may have influenced the design of the White House; as part of a futile effort to have Philadelphia named the permanent national capital, Pennsylvania built a much grander presidential mansion several blocks away, but Washington declined to occupy it. President John Adams occupied the Market Street mansion from March 1797 to May 1800. On Saturday, November 1, 1800, he became the first president to occupy the White House; the President's House in Philadelphia became a hotel and was demolished in 1832, while the unused presidential mansion became home to the University of Pennsylvania. The President's House was a major feature of Pierre Charles L'Enfant's' plan for the newly established federal city, Washington, D. C.. The architect of the White House was chosen in a design competition which received nine proposals, including one submitted anonymously by Thomas Jefferson. President Washington visited Charleston, South Carolina in May 1791 on his "Southern Tour", saw the under-construction Charleston County Courthouse designed by Irish architect James Hoban.
He is reputed to have met with Hoban then. The following year, he summoned the architect to Philadelphia and met with him in June 1792. On July 16, 1792, the President met with the commissioners of the federal city to make his judgment in the architectural competition, his review is recorded as being brief, he selected Hoban's submission. The building has classical inspiration sources, that could be found directly or indirectly in the Roman architect Vitruvius or in Andrea Palladio styles; the building Hoban designed is verifiably influenced by the upper floors of Leinster House, in Dublin, which became the seat of the Oireachtas. Several other Georgian-era Irish country houses have been suggested as sources of inspiration for the overall floor plan, details like the bow-fronted south front, interior details like the former niches in the present Blue Room; these influences, though undocumented, are cited in the official White House guide, in White
Anna Deavere Smith
Anna Deavere Smith is an American actress and professor. She is known for her roles as National Security Advisor Dr. Nancy McNally in The West Wing, as hospital administrator Gloria Akalitus in the Showtime series Nurse Jackie, she plays the role of Tina Krissman on the ABC show For the People. Smith is a recipient of The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the richest prizes in the American arts, with a remuneration of $300,000. In 2015 she was selected as the Jefferson Lecturer by the National Endowment for the Arts, she is the founding director of the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue at New York University. Smith was born in 1950 into an African-American family in Baltimore, the daughter of Anna Rosalind, an elementary school principal, Deaver Young Smith, Jr. a coffee merchant. She has four younger siblings, she started attending school shortly after the city had started integrating the public schools, attended both majority-black and majority-white schools during her lower years.
Smith is an alumna of an all-girls school. Smith studied acting at Beaver College, where she was one of seven African-American women in her class, graduating in 1971. During her college career, they started to identify as black, she went to the West Coast for graduate work, receiving an M. F. A. in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California. At the beginning of her career, Smith appeared in a wide range of stage productions, including the role of Mistress Quickly in an Off-Broadway production of Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor with the Riverside Shakespeare Company, produced by Joseph Papp and the New York Shakespeare Festival; this production was set in New Orleans in post-Civil War America. For the role, Smith transformed herself into a "Cajun voodoo woman." She used her ability to take on other characters in her future work. From being in a variety of situations and in a kind of outsider status, she was a close observer of people and their language, she told Henry Louis Gates, Jr. when appearing on his show Finding Your Roots, that she had difficulty getting jobs at the beginning of her acting career because people did not know how to categorize her in terms of ethnicity for casting.
Smith is best known as a playwright and actress for her "documentary theatre" style called verbatim theatre, in plays such as Fires in the Mirror and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. Both featured Smith as the sole performer of multiple and diverse characters, based on interviews she had conducted with numerous residents and commentators in the two cities where riots took place. For these works, she won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One-Person Show two years in a row, she interviewed more than 100 people as part of her creation of Fires in the Mirror, which dealt with the 1991 Crown Heights riot. In 1992, she interviewed some 300 people as part of her research for creating Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, which dealt with the 1992 Los Angeles riots after the acquittal of police officers who beat Rodney King, in events captured on tape. Both of these plays were constructed using material from interviews. Smith's plays House Arrest and Let Me Down Easy were created in this style. Let Me Down Easy, which explored the resiliency and vulnerability of the human body, debuted at the Long Wharf Theatre in January 2008.
It was performed at the American Repertory Theater in September and October 2008. A revised version of the show had its New York City premiere Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre in October 2009, it enjoyed favorable reviews and an extension into January 2010. It was a featured program as part of PBS's Great Performances series on January 13, 2012. Smith debuted her one-woman play, The Arizona Project in Phoenix, Arizona, in November 2008; the piece, which explored "women's relationships to justice and the law," was commissioned by Bruce Ferguson, director of Future Arts Research, a new artist-driven research program at Arizona State University in Phoenix. In 2009, Smith was an artist-in-residence with the Center for American Progress. In Spring 2012, Smith was the first artist-in-residence at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, a program founded by the Very Rev Jane Shaw, Dean of Grace Cathedral, who shared Smith's vision of "bringing together art and religion". Commissioned by Grace Cathedral and the Cockayne Fund, Smith wrote and performed the play, On Grace, based on interviews relating to the meaning of God's grace.
The performances were accompanied by American cellist Joshua Roman. Smith has appeared in several films, including Philadelphia, The American President and Rachel Getting Married, she had recurring roles as Dr. Nancy McNally on The West Wing. Smith appeared as hospital administrator Gloria Akalitus in the Showtime dark comedy series Nurse Jackie, which premiered in June 2009. Early in her television career, she appeared on the long-running soap opera All My Children in the recurring role of "Hazel the shampoo girl". In February 2014, Smith appeared as a mentor in Anna Deavere Smith: A YoungArts Masterclass, part of the HBO documentary series Masterclass. In early 2017, Smith worked with Melissa McCarthy in the film Can You Ever Forgive Me? In New York City, they filmed one scene together in which their characters reunite for the first time after the long-ago end of their relationship. Smith's character is a university professor of literature. In October 2018, this film was distributed to cinemas by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Smith teaches in the Department of Art & Public Policy at the Tisch School of the Arts at New Yo
Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Akroma-Ampim Kusi Anthony Appiah is a British-born Ghanaian-American philosopher, cultural theorist, novelist whose interests include political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind, African intellectual history. Appiah was the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University, before moving to New York University in 2014, he holds an appointment at the NYU Department of Philosophy and NYU's School of Law. Appiah was born in London, England, to Peggy Cripps, a British art historian and writer of English heritage, Joseph Emmanuel Appiah, a lawyer and politician from the Asante region, once part of the British Gold Coast colony but now part of Ghana. For two years Joe Appiah was the leader of a new opposition party, made by the country's three opposing parties he was the president of the Ghana Bar Association. Between 1977 and 1978, he was Ghana's representative at the United Nations, he died in an Accra hospital in 1990. Anthony Appiah was raised in Kumasi and educated at Bryanston School and Clare College, where he earned his BA and PhD degree in philosophy.
He has three sisters: Isobel and Abena. As a child, he spent a good deal of time in England, staying with his grandmother Dame Isobel Cripps, widow of the English statesman Sir Stafford Cripps. Appiah's mother's family has a long political tradition: Sir Stafford was a nephew of Beatrice Webb and was Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer under Clement Attlee. Through his grandmother Isobel Cripps, Appiah is a descendant of John Winthrop and the New England Winthrop family as one of his ancestors, Robert Winthrop, was a Loyalist during the American Revolutionary War and migrated to England, becoming a distinguished Vice Admiral in the British Navy. Through Isobel, he is descended from the British pharmacist James Crossley Eno. Through Professor Appiah's father, a Nana of the Ashanti people, he is a direct descendant of Osei Tutu, the warrior emperor of pre-colonial Ghana, whose reigning successor, the Asantehene, is a distant relative of the Appiah family. Among his African ancestors is the Ashanti nobleman Nana Akroma-Ampim I of Nyaduom, a warrior whose name the Professor now bears.
He lives with his husband, Henry Finder, in an apartment in Manhattan, a home in Pennington, New Jersey. Appiah has written about, his nephew is the actor Adetomiwa Edun. Appiah taught philosophy and African-American studies at the University of Ghana, Yale and Princeton Universities from 1981 to 1988, he was, until a Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton and was serving as the Bacon-Kilkenny Professor of Law at Fordham University in the fall of 2008. Appiah served on the board of PEN American Center and was on a panel of judges for the PEN/Newman's Own First Amendment Award, he has taught at Yale, Cornell and Harvard universities and lectured at many other institutions in the US, Germany and South Africa, Paris. Until the fall of 2009, he served as a trustee of Ashesi University College in Ghana, he is the professor of philosophy and law at NYU. His Cambridge dissertation explored the foundations of probabilistic semantics. In 1992, Appiah published In My Father's House, which won the Herskovitz Prize for African Studies in English.
Among his books are Colour Conscious, The Ethics of Identity, Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers. He has been a close collaborator with Henry Louis Gates Jr. with whom he edited Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience. Appiah was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1995. In 2008, Appiah published Experiments in Ethics, in which he reviews the relevance of empirical research to ethical theory. In the same year, he was recognized for his contributions to racial and religious relations when Brandeis University awarded him the first Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize. As well as his academic work, Appiah has published several works of fiction, his first novel, Avenging Angel, set at the University of Cambridge, involved a murder among the Cambridge Apostles. Appiah's second and third novels are Another Death in Venice. Appiah has been nominated for, or received, several honours, he was the 2009 finalist in the arts and humanities for the Eugene R. Gannon Award for the Continued Pursuit of Human Advancement.
In 2010, he was named by Foreign Policy magazine on its list of top global thinkers. On February 13, 2012, Appiah was awarded the National Humanities Medal at a ceremony at the White House. Appiah chairs the jury for the Berggruen Prize, serves on the Berggruen Institute's Philosophy & Culture Center's Academic Board. Appiah argues that the formative denotation of culture is preceded by the efficacy of intellectual interchange. From this position, his views on the efficacy of organizations such as UNICEF and Oxfam are notable for their duality: on the one hand he seems to appreciate the immediate action these organizations provide while on the other hand he points out the long-term futility of such intervention, his focus is, instead, on the long-term political and economic development of nations according to the Western capitalist/ democratic model, an approach that relies on continued gro
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein is an American philosopher and public intellectual. She has written both fiction and nonfiction, her Princeton Ph. D. was in philosophy of science, she is sometimes grouped with novelists, such as Richard Powers and Alan Lightman, who create fiction, knowledgeable of, sympathetic toward, science. In her three nonfiction works she has shown an affinity for philosophical rationalism, as well as a conviction that philosophy, like science, makes progress and that scientific progress is itself supported by philosophical arguments, she has stressed the role that secular philosophical reason has made in moral advances. In her talks and interviews, she has been exploring what she has called "mattering theory" as an alternative to traditional utilitarianism; this theory is a continuation of her idea of "the mattering map", first suggested in her novel The Mind-Body Problem. The concept of the mattering map has been adopted in contexts as diverse as cultural criticism and behavioral economics.
Goldstein is a MacArthur Fellow and has received the National Humanities Medal, the National Jewish Book Award, numerous other honors. Goldstein, born Rebecca Newberger, grew up in White Plains, New York, did her undergraduate work at City College of New York, UCLA, Barnard College, where she graduated as valedictorian in 1972, she was born into an Orthodox Jewish family. She has one older brother, an Orthodox rabbi, a younger sister, Sarah Stern. An older sister, Mynda Barenholtz, died in 2001. After earning her Ph. D. from Princeton University, where she studied with Thomas Nagel and wrote a dissertation titled "Reduction and the Mind," she returned to Barnard as a professor of philosophy. There she published her first novel, The Mind-Body Problem, a serio-comic tale of the conflict between emotion and intelligence, combined with reflections on the nature of mathematical genius, the challenges faced by intellectual women, Jewish tradition and identity. Goldstein said she wrote the book to "...insert'real life' intimately into the intellectual struggle.
In short I wanted to write a philosophically motivated novel."Her second novel, The Late-Summer Passion of a Woman of Mind, was set in academia, though with a far darker tone. Her third novel, The Dark Sister, was something of a departure: a postmodern fictionalization of family and professional issues in the life of William James, she followed it with a short-story collection, Strange Attractors, a National Jewish Honor Book and New York Times Notable Book of the Year. A fictional mother and granddaughter introduced in two of the stories in that collection became the main characters of Goldstein's next novel, which won the National Jewish Book Award and the 1995 Edward Lewis Wallant Award. A MacArthur Fellowship in 1996 led to the writing of Properties of Light, a ghost story about love and quantum physics, her most recent novel is 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction, which explores ongoing controversies over religion and reason through the tale of a professor of psychology who has written an atheist bestseller while his life is permeated with secular versions of religious themes such as messianism, divine genius, the quest for immortality.
The book has a long nonfiction appendix that details 36 traditional and modern arguments for the existence of God together with their claimed refutations. The book was chosen by National Public Radio as one of the "five favorite books of 2010" and by The Christian Science Monitor as the best book of fiction of 2010. Goldstein has written two biographical studies: Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel and Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity. Betraying Spinoza combined her continuing interest in Jewish ideas and identity with an increasing focus on secularism and atheism. Goldstein has described the book, which combines elements of memoir, biography and philosophical analysis, as "the eighth book I'd published, but first in which I took the long-delayed and irrevocable step of integrating my private and public selves.". Together with 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction it established her as a prominent figure in the humanist movement, part of a wave of "new new atheists" marked by less divisive rhetoric and a greater representation of women.
In 2011 she was named "Humanist of the Year" by the American Humanist Association and "Freethought Heroine" by the Freedom from Religion Foundation. In 2014, she published Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away, an exploration of the historical roots and contemporary relevance of philosophy; the book alternates between expository chapters on the life and ideas of Plato in the context of ancient Greece and modern dialogues in which Plato is brought to life in the 21st century, demonstrates the relevance of philosophy by arguing with contemporary figures such as a software engineer at Google headquarters, a right-wing talk show host, an affective neuroscientist, others. In addition to Barnard, Goldstein has taught at Columbia and Trinity College in Hartford and since 2014 she has been a visiting professor at the New College of the Humanities in London. In 2016 she was a Visiting Professor in the Department of English at New York University, she has held visiting fellowships at the Radcliffe Institute, Brandeis University, the Santa Fe Institute, Yale University, Dartmouth College.
In 2011, she delivered the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Yale University, titled "The Ancient Quarrel: Philosophy and Literature." Sh