Eileen Markey is an investigative journalist who specializes in urban policy, social movements, memory and the role of religion in the public square. She believes in journalism as a public service and a free press as crucial for democracy.

Markey’s work has appeared in The New York Times, New York magazine, The Village Voice, The Wall Street Journal, the National Catholic Reporter and The New Republic. She has worked as a reporter and editor for WNYC radio and producer for WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, and was a contributing editor for Housing and Homelessness at City Limits.

A graduate of Fordham University’s urban studies program and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Markey has taught newswriting and journalism at Hunter College and Long Island University, and is now a lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Lehman College.

Markey’s book A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sister Maura was published to wide acclaim by Nation Books in 2016 and was selected as a New York Times editor’s pick.

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