Robert Wright is a Canadian historian teaching at Trent University Durham in Oshawa, Ontario.  His œuvre includes several best-selling books, many articles and op-eds, and a writing credit on the award-winning film Our Man in Tehran.  Wright's intellectual interests range from the Nazi Holocaust to Marilyn Manson, and beyond.  His influential blog—Crisis, What Crisis?—is dedicated to the proposition that informed debate, rational discourse and citizen engagement are possible even in an era of polarized politics, alarmist media narratives, and historical amnesia.

Robert Wright lives in Toronto.