Department of Religious Studies

'Jailhouse Islam': Bad Religion and the Ethnography of Religion in Prison

Mon, November 15, 2010 | Dean's Conference Room, 3rd floor, Gebauer Hall

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

a talk by Joshua Dubler (Columbia University)

Joshua Dubler received his Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University and currently holds a position in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University.
His research and teaching focus on American religion and theory of religion. Along with Andrea Sun-Mee Jones, he is the author of Bang! Thud: World Spirit from a Texas School Book Depository. Bang! Thud turns to the figure of the assassin to provide an account of agency in history, one it executes in dialogue with Hegel, Tolstoy, Walter Benjamin and Saba Mahmood among others.

Dr. Dubler is currently working on developing his dissertation into a book. The manuscript, entitled Seven Weeks of Penitentiary Life, is an ethnographic study of the chapel at Pennsylvania’s State Correctional Institutional at Graterford.

All faculty & students welcome.

Sponsored by: Department of Religious Studies

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