Paul Elie is a senior fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and a contributor to The New Yorker. He is the director of the Berkley Center's American Pilgrimage Project, and he moderates the university's Faith and Culture conversation series.
International activities include:
- Author of The Life You Save May Be Your Own (2003), a group portrait of Flannery O’Connor, Thomas Merton, Walker Percy, and Dorothy Day, and Reinventing Bach (2012), a group portrait of modern musicians who rendered the music of J.S. Bach in fresh and profound ways by making use of new technology. Both books were National Book Critics Circle Award finalists.
- Served as senior editor with Farrar, Straus and Giroux.