Professor Marcia Pally teaches at New York University, at Fordham University, and is a regular guest professor at Humboldt University’s Theology Faculty. Her research interests are culture, religion, and politics as well as culture and language. She is the author of several books in each area, the most recent being Commonwealth and Covenant: Economics, Politics, and Theologies of Relationality (2016, nominated for a Grawemeyer Award) and The New Evangelicals: Expanding the Vision of the Common Good (2011).
Prof. Pally has been awarded the German Research Foundation’s* (DFG) prestigious Mercator Guest Professorship and is the co-recipient of a research grant (German Research Foundation) to compare the political ethics and activism of American and German evangelicals. She has also earned grants from the German Academic Exchange Service and is co-recipient of a grant from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. In 2007 and 2010, she was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin ; she spoke at the World Economic Forum in 2010.
Prof. Pally is on the boards of the Berlin Institute for Public Theology and of the Telos Institute, in addition to other advisory positions.
In addition to her academic work, Prof. Pally has been a columnist in the U.S. and Europe for over 20 years, writing for The New York Times, the Village Voice, Telos journal, Internationale Politik (German Council on Foreign Relations), die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , Südduetsche Zeitung, Tageszeitung, and Frankfurter Rundschau, among other periodicals
*The German Research Foundation is roughly the equivalent of the U.S. National Institutes for the Humanities.