Dr. Lynn Stuart Parramore is Senior Editor at AlterNet, where she is Director of the New Economic Dialogue Project. She is also co-founder of Recessionwire and founder of the Roosevelt Institute’s blog, New Deal 2.0 (Next New Deal). She is co-editor of The 99%: How the Occupy Movement is Changing America and author of the critically-acclaimed Reading the Sphinx, a cultural history of Western identity. She received her Ph.D in Cultural Theory from NYU, where she has taught writing and semiotics. Dr. Parramore is a frequent commentator on radio and TV outlets, including CNN, Fox, Current TV, and Pacifica Radio. Her writing has been featured in numerous publications, including Salon, Reuters, The New York Daily News, The Huffington Post, The American Prospect, The LA Times, and others.