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  • Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities Public Humanities Initiative

Joshua Dubler is Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Rochester and served as a post-doctoral fellow with the Society of Fellows in the Humanities from 2008-2011. Joshua earned his PhD in Religion from Princeton University. His dissertation was an ethnographic study of the chapel at Graterford Prison, which he turned into a book Down in the Chapel (FSG, 2013).

His forthcoming book entitled Break Every Yoke: Religion, Power, and the End of Mass Incarceration, looks to marshal religious resources toward prison abolition. As a post-doctoral fellow, he taught Columbia’s Core course, Contemporary Civilizations, in Graterford Prison in Pennsylvania, and his talk will be a reflection of that teaching experience.