Paul Starr is a Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, and the Stuart Professor of Communications and Public Affairs, Princeton University. He is the co-editor of The American Prospect and the founder of the Electronic Policy Network. His book The Social Transformation of American Medicine won both the Bancroft Prize and the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction in 1984. His 2004 book The Creation of the Media: Political Origins of Modern Communications won the Goldsmith Book Prize.
Starr holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.