Phyllis Zagano

Portrait of Phyllis Zagano

Phyllis Zagano

Phyllis Zagano is a founding cochair of the Roman Catholic Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion—the world’s largest society of scholars of religion—and author or editor of fifteen books. She holds five academic degrees and has taught at major universities on the East Coast.

Her award-winning twice-monthly column was nationally syndicated by the Religion News Service until 2010 and now runs in the National Catholic Reporter and in other journals around the world. She has published hundreds of articles and reviews in popular and refereed journals, and for five years hosted a monthly talk show on the National Public Radio affiliate station, WBUR-FM. Her papers are collected at the Gannon Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois.

In 2012, she received the Catherine of Siena Distinguished Layperson Award from Voice of the Faithful. In 2014, she received the Isaac Hecker Award for Social Justice from The Paulist Center, Boston.

From time to time, she appears on television. This clip is from the Hallmark Channel's "New Morning" program, and was shot at the 2006 Interchurch Center Conference on Women in the Church. Play video.

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