Solveig L. Gold '17

2022-23 Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate

Solveig Lucia Gold is the Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, where she received her A.B. in Classics, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and was co-winner of the Moses Taylor Pyne Prize, the highest general distinction Princeton confers on an undergraduate. She recently successfully defended her PhD dissertation in Classics, titled Justice, Piety, and Slavery in Plato’s Thought, at the University of Cambridge, from which she also holds an MPhil with distinction. A native New Yorker, Solveig published her first academic article in Classical Quarterly; has published popular pieces in City JournalFirst Things, the Free Press, the Human Life Review, the New CriterionQuillette, and the Spectator World; was profiled in the New York Times; is regularly invited to address audiences on topics ranging from the Allegory of the Cave to academic freedom; and is co-author, with her grandfather, Robert W. Jenson, of Conversations with Poppi: An Eight-Year-Old and Her Theologian Grandfather Trade Questions, published by Brazos Press and subsequently translated into Korean, Mandarin, and Arabic.