Our culture celebrates beauty and youth above nearly all other attributes, but we here at Super Scholar think women who are both beautiful and intellectual are the most fascinating. There are many, many women who could be featured on a list of hottest intellectuals, but we finally had to pare it down to fifteen, our choices for the hottest fifteen intellectuals in the world. Enjoy.
15. Princeton Drama Professor Tamsen Wolff
Tamsen Wolff is an Assistant Professor of drama in the English department at Princeton University. Lauded for its collective intelligence quotient, Princeton was never regarded as a likely place to find a hot professor but male students are now taking interest in Princeton’s drama program solely because of Tamsen’s presence. Officially voted as the hottest academic in the Ivy League by IvyGateBlog in 2006, her pretty face can even make the class “Topics in Drama: The Curious Aesthetics of Musical Theater” cuiously fascinating.
14. Activist, Writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali
For those who prefer their women political, we present Somali born Dutch national Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Hirsi Ali is an activist, writer, politician, and fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in the United States. With high cheek bones, beautiful milk chocolate skin, and the courage of a lion, Ayaan Hirsi Ali is one woman anyone would be proud to have on their arm.
13. USC Culture and Media Critic Johanna Blakley
A true intellectual, Johanna Blakley is the Deputy Director of the Norman Lear Center at USC where her job consists of being locked in a think tank and exploring how entertainment and media interacts with our political, commercial and social habits. With a mature classic beauty, Blakley lights up the stage during her lectures at USC and challenges Southern California’s penchant for plastic perfection with her own natural allure.
12. Marine Geoscientist Graziela Miot da Silva
Some believe that Brazilian women are pound for pound the hottest women on the planet, which is a tradition that marine geoscientist Graziela Miot da Silva champions without exception. Not only is she stunningly gorgeous, but most of her work would fly way over the heads of us, the unwashed masses. I mean, when was the last time you met someone whose research topics include wind and wave data analysis and modeling, coastal geomorphology, nearshore-surfzone-beach processes, sediment transport in the surfzone and aeolian sediment transport and yet still looked good in a bikini? That’s one in a million folks.
11. Environmental Critic Majora Carter
An American visionary, Majora Carter is an economic consultant, public radio host, and environmental justice advocate who is most well known for her staunch determination in reversing ecological, economic and social degradation throughout the US and re-beautifying those areas of the country that have fallen from grace. Carter’s confidence, energy and intensely emotional way of speaking would be enough to sway most men to her side without mentioning the natural attractiveness she constantly exudes.
10. English Rhetoric Specialist Brooke Rollins
Brooke Rollins, Ph.D is an assistant professor of Rhetoric and Composition at Louisiana State University with many publications under her young belt. She is the kind of girl you would notice from across the bar, attempt to hit on her and then proceed to make a complete fool of yourself as she runs circles around you with her wit and mastery of English Rhetoric. Lucky is the man who bags this hottie as not only is she beautiful and smart as a whip, but she also counts classic movies and Sunday Night Football as her main interests in life.
9. Beijing University Business Professor Dai FeiFei
For those who enjoy Asian women, fear not for there are plenty of brilliant and gorgeous professors from the Far East to choose from. Dai FeiFei is a professional athlete and competed for her native China at the international level in Rhythmic Gymnastics up until 2001. Nowadays she holds two different bachelor’s degrees and teaches at Beijing University. Dai is often called “the most beautiful Chinese sportswoman” and now can also officially be known as “the most beautiful Chinese Professor.”
8. Game Designer and Researcher Jane McGonigal
Jane McGonigal is a game designer, games researcher, author and college professor at University of California, Berkeley and is one of the few professionals who strongly believe that video gaming makes humanity better. Her golden locks and piercing blue eyes betray a creative intelligence that got her named as one of twenty important women of 2010 by O Magazine. Women who are not only beautiful, openly admit to loving video games, and also have the brain power to design and create alternate reality games are few and far between which proves that Dr. McGonigal is a true diamond in the rough.
7. Telecommunications Expert Tan Le
Vietnamese born Australian native Tan Le is a telecommunications expert in every sense of the word. At the age of only 34, this fresh faced head turner has founded two successful technology companies and holds many different honors including Forbes’ 50 Names You Need to Know in 2011. She is one of Australia’s most successful women and is directly responsible for setting up their entire SMS mobile phone network. Gorgeous and brainy, Tan Le is definitely a name you need to know.
6. Harvard Politics Professor Samantha Power
Samantha Power is an Irish American Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard University as well as Special Assistant to President Barack Obama. She is an expert in law and foreign policy and has a hand in international politics as a respected senior adviser. With fiery red hair, slim physique and a powerfully confident attitude, Samantha Power is definitely a catch – just make sure you agree with her politics before asking her out.
5. Harvard Physicist Lisa Randall
Possibly the hottest theoretical physicist to walk the Earth, Lisa Randall is also probably one of the most intelligent people one could ever meet. She is a leading expert on particle physics and cosmology and is currently working on several models to explain the fabric of the universe. Tenured at three different Ivy League universities including Princeton, Harvard and MIT, Randall is also stunningly beautiful. If you like your women experienced, sexy, and extraordinarily smart then look no further.
4. Intensive English Lecturer Cassandra Dawn
Cassandra Dawn is a lecturer of Intensive English at Pratt Institute in New York City. She holds a Masters degree from Columbia University and her thesis was nominated for an Apple Award. Professor Dawn would be considered one of the best looking college students at Pratt, let alone the hottest faculty member. Her smokey eyes, tussled hair and demure come-hither stare land her on this list with ease.
3. Prodigy Medical Researcher Eva Vertes
The youngest member on the list, Eva Vertes, is also one of the best looking. A teenage prodigy in the field of medical research, Eva attended Princeton University and at the ripe age of 17 was recognized for her research in which she discovered properties of a certain chemical compound which stopped the brain cells of fruit flies from dying. That was a significant step toward finding a cure for Alzheimer’s as was her finding a correlation between stem cells and brain cancer. Lauded for her medical breakthroughs and fresh approach to the field, Eva also deserves to be recognized for her staggering, elfin beauty.
2. Writer Elif Shafak
An internationally successful novelist and author, Elif Shafak has penned best-selling books in many different countries. Not only can she write for such diverse markets around the world, she is also adept at writing in both English and Turkish. In addition, she holds a doctorate in political science which is a nice thing for her to fall back on in case that whole internationally best-selling author thing falls through. Magnetic and alluring, she has a unique attractiveness that is impossible to ignore.
1. Economics Professor Olga Shurchkov
Olga Shurchkov is an assistant professor of economics at Wellesley College having attained a Ph.D. in Economics from none other than MIT, one of the most prestigious schools in the country. Olga tops this list for a reason as not only does she have a huge brain to tackle the most difficult experimental economics problems, but she is also incredibly gorgeous, appearing like a perfect orchid amongst a field of wheat. It’s a true wonder how anyone in her classes manage to concentrate on the doldrums of economic theory when she is the instructor. On second thought, perhaps her students are that much more focused, eager to impress, and excited for her classes in the hopes of being noticed by the hottest professor in the country.