Eric Klinenberg is a social scientist who sheds light on massive demographic, social, and environmental transformations. In Heat Wave, he takes a look at the future of cities in the age of climate change. In Going Solo, he charts the societal impact of people who live alone. His most recent book, The New York Times bestseller Modern Romance (co-authored with comedian Aziz Ansari), explores the ways we find love today.
Susan Stewart is a poet and critic. Her work speaks lyrically about experiences that constitute our most intimate being but are often overlooked, passed by, or left to oblivion.
Zanna Clay is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Durham, UK. Dr Clay uses the comparative approach with primates to investigate the evolution of human behavior. She is a leading specialist in great ape behavior, with particular focus on bonobos. Her primary interests include the evolution of empathy, language, and cultural cognition, which now extends to studies of human children.
How can we be happier in cities? Charles Montgomery looks for answers at the intersection of urban design and the new science of happiness. In psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics, and in cityscapes from Disneyland to Dubai, he explores the link between the ways we design our cities and the ways we think, feel, and act. His work demonstrates how each of us can change our own lives by changing our relationship with the cities we inhabit.
Anita L. Allen is the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Harvard. Allen is an expert on privacy law and the philosophy of privacy, and her books include “Unpopular Privacy: What We Must Hide” (Oxford, 2011).
Ray Barfield is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Christian Philosophy at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He received his MD and his PhD (in philosophy) from Emory University. He is a pediatric oncologist with an interest in the intersection of medicine, philosophy, theology and literature.