Robert Jensen is a Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas-Austin (UT). He teaches courses on media, law, ethics, and politics. Jensen is also the director of the Senior Fellows Program, the honors program of the College of Communication at UT. Prior to his academic career he worked as a professional journalist. In addition to teaching and research, Jensen writes for both alternative and mainstream popular media. Jensen is also involved with activist groups working against U.S. military and economic domination of the rest of the world. He is the author of several books: The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege (2005); Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity (2004); and Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream (2002).