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Peace and Justice Faculty
Peace and Justice



Kelly Denton-Borhaug | Professor and Co-director, Peace and Justice Studies Minor; Executive Director of Infocus

Office location: Comenius 109

B.A., California State University, Northridge 
M.Div. with Honors, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA

Research interests and expertise
Cultural criticism of religion, religion, militarism and war in the U.S. context, moral injury, liberationist ethics, Christian soteriology and ethics.


Kelly Denton-Borhaug has been speaking and writing about “sacrificial U.S. war-culture” since the early 2000’s. Her first book, U.S. War-culture, Sacrifice and Salvation, was published in the Equinox international series on religion and violence co-edited by Rosemary Radford Ruether and Lisa Isherwood in 2011. In addition to diverse articles and book chapters she has published, her second book-in-progress explores the cultural/religious roots of violence that give rise to the phenomenon of “moral injury” among military service members and veterans.

She teaches courses in religion, Peace and Justice Studies, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, focusing on topics such as pilgrimage studies, Christian soteriology, liberationist ethics, women and film, and the nature of peace. Most recently she is developing a unique “InFocus Global Seminar: Japan: Legacies of WWII” Mayterm course scheduled for 2017 that will involve travel with students to Japan for two weeks to study issues of war and peace, and visit Hiroshima, Nagasaki, U.S. military bases in Japan, and more.

She is interested in digital humanities, teaches one fully online course, and also teaches a course that involves travel with students to the border region between the U.S. and Mexico to study religion, ethics, immigration, and U.S. policy of the border. She received the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2011.


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Daniel Jasper | Associate Professor of Sociology and Co-director, Peace and Justice Studies 

Office location: PPHAC 316
Office phone: 610-625-7882

Research interests and expertise
Dr. Jasper is a cultural sociologists whose research focuses on religious and political identity in western India.  His work investigates how the past is remembered and celebrated as a means to articulate meaningful identities in the present.

Areas of Interest:  Cultural sociology, Sociology of Religion (especially the relationship between religion and politics), Social Theory (Classical and Contemporary, especially Critical Theory), Peace and Justice, South Asia.  Dr. Jasper’s primary research focuses upon the intersection of state, society, and religion, with an emphasis on the interplay between religious, regional, and political identity in western India.  He also has a research interest on memoir, particularly as it relates to Peace and Justice.  He serves as the co-director of the Peace and Justice Studies program at Moravian.