Paul Starr is a Pulitzer Prize-winning professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University. He is also the co-editor and co-founder of The American Prospect, a notable liberal magazine which was created in 1990. In 1994 he founded the Electronic Policy Network, or Moving Ideas, which is an online public policy resource.
At Princeton University, Starr holds the Stuart Chair in Communications and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School. The Social Transformation of American Medicine won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction as well as the Bancroft Prize. His recent book The Creation of the Media received the 2005 Goldsmith Book Prize.
In 1993, Starr was the senior advisor for President Bill Clinton's proposed health care reform plan. He is also the president of the Sandra Starr Foundation.
Starr holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey and is married to Ann Baynes Coiro. He has four children and three stepchildren.