Pamela Newkirk, PhD, is an award-winning journalist, book author, and scholar. A Professor of Journalism at New York University, Newkirk is author of the acclaimed book Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, which was honored as one of the Best Books of 2015 by NPR and was awarded the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction Literature. Newkirk shared a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting at Newsday. Her other books include of Within the Veil: Black Journalists, White Media; Letters from Black America; and A Love No Less: More Than Two Centuries of African American Love Letters. She earned her master’s in journalism and her PhD in comparative and international education from Columbia University. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Nation, and many other publications.