Alison L. Boden is the Dean of Religious Life and the Dean of the Chapel at Princeton University. She received an A.B. from Vassar, an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from the University of Bradford (UK). Her writing and teaching interests have focused on such topics as human rights and religion, religion and violence, religion in the academy, and a variety of social justice issues. She is the author of Women's Rights and Religious Practice and is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.