Amy Schiller researches, writes, and consults at the intersection of political theory and philanthropy. As faculty at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research and at Brooklyn College, Amy teaches on race, sexuality, and gender in politics. Her writing for The Atlantic, The Nation, The Daily Beast and The Chronicle of Philanthropy has covered campus discourse on Israel-Palestine, funding the Movement for Black Lives, and American Girl dolls.
Amy is a Ph.D. candidate at CUNY Graduate Center in political science. Her dissertation applies Hannah Arendt and other theorists to contemporary philanthropic practices and discourses. Amy has over a decade of experience with major gift fundraising for nonprofits and political campaigns, and is the proud founder of the Passover-Beyonce mashup blog and merchandise line, Beyonceder.