Takoma Park, Md.
|Alma mater||Princeton University,
University of Cambridge,
|Awards||MacArthur Fellows Program,
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
|political theory, history of political thought, political sociology, Greek and Roman political history|
Danielle S. Allen (born 1971) is an American classicist and political scientist. She is a professor in the Government Department at Harvard University and at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, as well as the Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Prior to joining the faculty at Harvard in 2015, Allen was UPS Foundation Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.
Education and career
Allen graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with an A.B. in Classics in 1993, from Cambridge University with a Ph.D. in Classics in 1996, and from Harvard with a Ph.D. in Government in 2001. She taught at University of Chicago, and was Dean of the Division of Humanities from 2004 to 2007. She organized The Dewey Seminar: Education, Schools and the State, with Rob Reich.
She is former trustee of Amherst College  and is chair of the Pulitzer Prize board. In 2015, she joined the Government Department of Harvard University and became the director of Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.
Awards and honors
- 2001 Quantrell Award for Excellence 
- 2002 MacArthur Fellows Program
- 2009 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- "It's Up to Obama", Democracy Issue #16, Spring 2010
- The World of Prometheus: The Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens, 2000, (reprint Princeton University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-691-09489-2)
- Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship Since Brown vs. the Board of Education, University of Chicago Press, 2004, ISBN 978-0-226-01466-1
- Why Plato Wrote, John Wiley & Sons, Limited, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4443-3448-7
- Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality, Liveright, 2014, ISBN 978-0871406903
- From Voice to Influence: Understanding Citizenship in a Digital Age, University of Chicago Press, 2015, ISBN 978-0-226-26212-3
- "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
- Bio, IAS.edu.
- Press release, March 21, 1987, IAS.edu.
- amherst. edu. Access date 13 January 2015.
- pulitzer.org. Access date 13 January 2015
- "Danielle Allen named to Harvard posts", Harvard Gazette, December 18, 2014.
- Fournier, Arthur, "Danielle Allen, Associate Professor in Classical Languages & Literatures", chronicle.uchicago.edu, May 24, 2001.
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- "An interview with Danielle S. Allen", University of Chicago Press, 2004. About Talking to Strangers.
- Mosk, Matthew, "An Attack That Came Out of the Ether", The Washington Post, June 28, 2008
- American Denial, PBS Independent Lens, broadcast February 22, 2015. Featured interview.