Martin Schoenhals

Professor of Anthropology, Appalachian State University
Chapter Member: North Carolina SSN
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Schoenhal conducts research focusing on inequality, prejudice and intolerance, and a rethinking of schooling and work. Schoenhal's overarching themes include the need to rethink work and education, to reduce inequality in a fundamental manner. Schoenhal has taught at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Pennsylvania and has been a Project Manager for a program to challenge hatred and intolerance, at United Nations Headquarters in New York. Schoenhal's policy work is both practical and comprehensive and is rooted in what is humanly possible, as demonstrated by social science and anthropology.

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"We Can Be Good We’ve Done it Before," Martin Schoenhals, Huffpost, February 23, 2021.
Guest to discuss book applying scientific and historical research to help answer the question of the kind of world we want to live in, and how we can achieve it. on Rising Up Sonali/KPFK Pacifica Radio, Martin Schoenhals, 2019.
Guest to discuss Utopia where wealth is no longer measured in dollars. A place where life’s necessities are universally guaranteed, and media is a means for promoting equality. on IdeaSphere, Martin Schoenhals, May 27, 2019.
Guest to discuss A Utopia, a Place of Ideal Perfection, a Better Society on Wide Angle/ ACMI TV, Martin Schoenhals (with Peter Bermudes), March 8, 2019.


Work, Love, and Learning in Utopia: Equality Reimagined (Routledge , 2019).

Describes the possibility of achieving an egalitarian society, and it offers specific suggestions for change in social areas as diverse as work, schooling, the media, politics, and family.