Woods College Faculty

Joshua Snyder

Adjunct Faculty


Joshua R. Snyder, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of the Practice at Boston College. He also is the Director of the Faith, Peace, and Justice Minor. Joshua earned his Ph.D. in Theological Ethics from Boston College. His dissertation entitled, Love Promoting Justice: An Augustinian Ethic for Transitional Justice from the Context of Guatemala explored how charity as a civic virtue can bring about social reconciliation in a divided society.

Joshua’s research focuses on transitional justice and Catholic Peace-Building with a focus on the Guatemalan Catholic Church & Human Rights. Additionally, he is interested in Catholic Social Teaching and its contribution to global public health with a specific focus on ethical accompaniment and end of life care.


  • Boston College: Assistant Professor of the Practice Theology, Director of Faith, Peace, and Justice Minor
  • Laboure College: Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics

SELECTED Publications

Joshua’s most recent publications include, “Should Transitional Justice Promote Forgiveness?” in the Journal of Peace and Justice Studies in May 2020 and “The Role of Truth, Memory & Forgiveness in Reconciling a Divided Society: Lessons from Guatemala and El Salvador” in Remembrance and Forgiveness: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Genocide and Mass Violence which was published by Rutledge Press in October 2020.