Dorothee Benz is the director of communications at the Center for Constitutional Rights as well as the chair of Methodists in New Directions, a grassroots organization working to end religious homophobia. Her work as an editor, journalist and communications strategist for economic and social rights spans more than two decades and has garnered both academic and journalism awards. She is also the 2012 winner of the Gwen and C. Dale White Award from the Methodist Federation for Social Action, NY Chapter. Her articles have been published in The Nation.com, Politics and Society, Dissent, New Labor Forum, In These Times and elsewhere. Benz has a Ph.D. in political science from the City University of New York and a B.A. from Harvard University.