Joseph Kimmel

Joseph Kimmel

PhD Candidate
Buddhist Studies

Encompassing fields that include comparative religion, Buddhist studies, ethics, and moral psychology, Joseph’s research interests center on confession of sin and moral self-accounting. His research specifically aims to elucidate how Indo-Tibetan confessional texts understand ethical conduct, wrongdoing, and the role of confession in the cultivation of a moral life, as well as the relevance of confessional rituals for contemporary ethical discussions. Joseph has earned a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago, an MA in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College (IL), and an MDiv from Harvard Divinity School.

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