Dr. Noah Toly is Professor of Urban Studies and Politics & International Relations at Wheaton College, where he also directs the Center for Urban Engagement. He also serves as Senior Fellow for Global Cities at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He has written numerous books and articles on urban and environmental politics — most recently, The Gardeners’ Dirty Hands: Environmental Politics & Christian Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2019) — and was founding and sole editor of the Routledge Series, Cities & Global Governance. For seven years, he taught on global cities at the Free University of Berlin’s Center for Global Politics. In 2011, he was named an Emerging Leader by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. In 2012-2013, he served as Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion. In 2015, he was the first recipient of the Emerging Public Intellectual award given by a coalition of North American think tanks in collaboration with the Centre for Christian Scholarship at Redeemer University College. And in 2020, he was appointed as Visiting Scholar at Duke Divinity School.