Dean Boden is passionate about the intersection of the life of the Spirit and the life of the mind, and about faithful, critical conversation and action about what comprises justice and solidarity. She finds academic institutions to be particularly fruitful and diverse places to reflect on these things, and so has served for almost three decades in university chaplaincy – at Princeton since 2007 and previously at the University of Chicago, Bucknell University, and Union College. She has authored numerous articles, chapters and posts on religion in addition to a book, Women’s Rights and Religious Practice (Palgrave 2007). She has participated in a variety of capacities with non-governmental organizations, particularly on the topic of women of faith as intentional agents of peace-building and security. She is a contributor to The Carter Center’s Scripturally Annotated Universal Declaration of Human Rights and an editor of Love, Struggle, Resist. She is a minister in the United Church of Christ.