.

Urban Studies Professor Appointed to Senior Fellowship at University of Chicago

Dr. Noah Toly, associate professor of Urban Studies and Politics & International Relations at Wheaton College, has been appointed a Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

Dr. Noah Toly, associate professor of Urban Studies and Politics & International Relations, has been appointed a Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago Divinity School’s Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion.

Senior fellows are provided with resources to pursue scholarly projects at the Marty Center while on sabbatical from their home institutions. The goal of the yearlong fellowship is to advance interdisciplinary scholarship at the intersection of the study of religion and other academic disciplines.

“In my research and teaching, I find explorations at the intersection of theological ethics and urban and environmental politics to be the most intriguing, challenging, and rewarding work that I do,” Toly says. “The most important outcome of this fellowship would be the ability to do that work better.”

Toly is working on several research and writing projects during the fellowship. He will also attend courses in theology and ethics at the University of Chicago and participate in a seminar with other fellows.

“The most substantial project I’m working on is a book relating theological and ethical thought to the problems of scarcity, tragedy, and risk in modern environmental thought and global environmental governance,” Toly says. “Hopefully, when that is finished, I'll have built a framework that will be the basis for a future book on the city, as well.”

Toly, who directs the Urban Studies program at Wheaton College, will present his work at a Senior Fellow Symposium at the University of Chicago in May 2013.

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something