Danielle Allen is the Dean of the Division of the Humanities and Professor in the Department of Classical Languages and Literatures, Department of Politics, as well as the Committee on Social Thought, at the University of Chicago. A 1993 Princeton graduate in classics, she is a 2001 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.
Her intellectual scope spans the fields of the classics, philosophy and political theory. Allens work contributes new perspectives to discussions of race and politics that go beyond the confines of traditional and canonical scholarship.
Allen has earned two Ph.Ds from Harvard University and the University of Cambridge. In addition to Talking to Strangers, she is the author of The World of Prometheus: The Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens.