M.G. Piety lives in Philadelphia where she is an associate professor of philosophy at Drexel University. Piety came to Drexel from Copenhagen, where she lived from the fall of 1990 until the fall of 1998 and where she taught Kierkegaard and the history of European philosophy through DIS (Danish Institute for Study Abroad) then a division of the University of Copenhagen. She received her M.A. in philosophy from Bryn Mawr College and her Ph.D. in philosophy from McGill University in Montreal. (McGill, for those unfamiliar with Canadian universities, is one of the top universities in the world. It is rated 39th overall and 26th in the humanities in the Times of London “World University Rankings” for 2014-2015.)
Piety is a frequent contributor to the online political journal CounterPunch and has published numerous scholarly articles in professional journals and books as well as popular articles and essays both online and in the Times Literary Supplement. Her translations of Søren Kierkegaard’s Repetition and Philosophical Crumbs for Oxford University Press appeared in 2009 and her book Ways of Knowing: Kierkegaard’s Pluralist Epistemology was published by Baylor University Press in 2010. She published a collection of essays entitled Sequins and Scandals: Reflections on Figure Skating, Culture, and the Philosophy of Sport with Gegensatz Press in 2014, and she is currently working on another book for Gegensatz entitled Fear and Dissembling: The Copenhagen Kierkegaard Controversy.