Steven Pinker specializes in visual cognition and the psychology of language. He has been named Humanist of the Year, and is listed in Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines' "The World's Top 100 Public Intellectuals" and in Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World Today." Past book publications include The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, and The Blank Slate. He is frequently featured in publications such as the New Republic and the New York Times. His current book is The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. He has also contributed an essay on Red Auerbach to Franklin Foer's edited collection Jewish Jocks. Pinker is the Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and previously taught at MIT and Stanford.