B.S., Fordham University; B.S., Columbia University
Eileen Markey is a freelance reporter specializing in urban public policy and religious cultural issues. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, City Limits, WNYC Radio, The New York Daily News, New York Magazine, Newsday, Beliefnet, National Catholic Reporter and BustedHalo.com. Markey focuses on how arcane government policy impacts life on the streets and sidewalks of the city. She examined how New York State's method of counting prisoners in the place where they are incarcerated dilutes the voting power of NYC districts; showed the devastation subprime lending wrought on a working class neighborhood; and explored the effect of over-leverage real estate investment in low income housing. She is at work on a book about Maura Clarke, a Catholic nun assassinated by the government of El Salvador in 1980.