Matthew B. Crawford
University of Virginia
Matthew B. Crawford studied physics as an undergraduate, then turned to political philosophy (Ph.D. Chicago). The author of Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work (Penguin 2009), he has published on ancient political thought, philosophy of science, economic culture, and higher education. He is currently a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, a contributing editor of The New Atlantis, and the proprietor of Shockoe Moto, an independent motorcycle repair shop in Richmond, Virginia.
Read the highly favorable New York Times book review of Shop Class as Soulcraft by Francis Fukuyama (of Johns Hopkins).