Professor of Education, Philosophy, and Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
Sigal Ben-Porath earned her doctorate in political philosophy from Tel-Aviv university in 2000, after which she received two presidential fellowships and joined Princeton University's Center for Human Values as a post-doctoral fellow. In 2004 she moved to the University of Pennsylvania where she is currently a professor of education, philosophy and political science. Her most recent books are Free Speech on Campus (Penn Press, 2017) and Making up Our Mind: What School Choice is Really About (with Mike Johanek, University of Chicago Press 2019). Her previous books include Citizenship under Fire: Democratic Education in Times of Conflict (2006) and Tough Choices (2010), both from Princeton University Press, and Varieties of Sovereignty and Citizenship (ed., with Rogers Smith. Penn Press 2012). Ben-Porath serves on the board of the Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy, as well as the Teachers Institute of Philadelphia. As a Center fellow in 2020-21, she will work on a book project on open expression and civic dialog.