Todd Gitlin

Todd Gitlin is a professor in the graduate school of journalism at Columbia University. In addition to contributing to publications such as the Chicago Tribune and the Chronicle of Higher Education, he has also written several books, including Uptown: Poor Whites in Chicago, Inside Prime Time, and The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, his M.A. from the University of Michigan, and his B.A. from Harvard University.


Volume 59

Guests on Volume 59: Ron Hansen, on how novelists discover the themes of their writing; Bernard Lewis, on the history of Islamic resentment toward the West; Alan Jacobs, on Michael Chabon's Summerland and Cornelia Funke's The Thief Lord; Adrienne Chaplin, on Art and Soul: Signposts for Christians in the Arts and on the place and responsibility of Christian artists in their communities; Todd Gitlin, on how the torrent of images and sounds overwhelms our lives; and Quentin Schultze, on practical disciplines to live well in the midst of intrusive communications technology.