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Joshua Dubler

Assistant Professor of Religion
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Religion And Classics

Areas of expertise: Religion in America, criminal justice and religion, guilt

Press contact:
Valerie Alhart

Related Links:
Interview on C-Span: After Words with Joshua Dubler (video)

In the News

Penn Penitentiary, Where Converts Dwell Among Convicts
August 14, 2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Brutality of American Punishment
July 07, 2014

Religion and Politics
“Orange Is the New Black” and the Difficulty of Portraying Prison Religion
June 03, 2014

Pacific Standard
What Does Religion Look Like in Prison?
May 13, 2014

New Books in Religion
Down in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American Prison
March 19, 2014
Philly Inmates Speak Out About Religious Life in “Down in the Chapel
December 26, 2013

Rochester Business Journal
Fast Start: Wisdom gained in a prison's chapel
October 11, 2013

Wall Street Journal
Book Review: 'Down in the Chapel,' by Joshua Dubler
September 15, 2013

Religion in prison
September 10, 2013

Christian Science Monitor
Down in the Chapel
August 29, 2013

The Daily Beast
Finding God Behind Bars: A Look at Religion in American Prisons
August 25, 2013

The Globe and Mail
Book offers in-depth look at religious life in maximum-security prison
August 16, 2013

After Words: Joshua Dubler,
August 13, 2013
PW Picks: The Best New Books for the Week of August 12, 2013
August 12, 2013

Christian Science Monitor
10 best books of August: the Monitor's picks
August 02, 2013

Publishers Weekly
Down in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American Prison
June 10, 2013

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News Releases

Rochester Professor Takes Up-Close Look at Religion Behind Bars in New Book
August 30, 2013

Joshua Dubler received his PhD in Religion from Princeton University. His research and teaching focus on American religion and theory of religion. He is the author of "Down in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American Prison" and to co-author of 'Bang! Thud: World Spirit' from a Texas School Book Depository. Dubler has taught courses at Princeton University, Haverford College, Andover Newton Theological School and in Villanova University's program at Graterford Prison. He is currently teaching a course on the modern concept of "guilt."