Pamela Newkirk

Pamela Newkirk is a journalist, professor, and multidisciplinary scholar whose work traverses history and journalism. Her latest book, Diversity Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business, examines why, after five decades of diversity studies, training and conversations, many institutions have failed to diversify their workplaces. Her previous book, Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga was completed while she was a Leon Levy Biography fellow. The book was selected as the Best Book of 2015 by NPR, The Boston Globe, and The San Francisco Chronicle; an Editor's Choice by The New York Times and won the NAACP Image Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. [Optional: she is on the journalism faculty at NYU and holds a PhD from Columbia University]

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