• Mel founded and currently is the Program Director of The Philosophy and Literature Circle at the Dominguez State Jail and the Torres Unit.

    Mel Webb is a theological social ethicist whose work is broadly concerned
 with political, theological, and philosophical constructs of flourishing societies. They study sex, sexuality, and gender; Augustine and Augustinianisms; and methods and movements for healing and transformative justice. Mel has over a dozen years of teaching experience in prisons, seminaries, universities, and online classrooms. They pursue collaborative research opportunities with scholars across several different disciplines, including religious studies, political theory, cognitive psychology, sociology, and educational theory.

    • Princeton Theological Seminary, Ph.D. (2016)
    • Princeton Theological Seminary, Th.M. (2009)
    • Carceral Studies
    • Healing and Transformative Justice
    • Augustine and Augustinianisms
    • Sex and Gender
    • Higher Education in Prison
    • Moral Imagination and US Incarceration
    • Peace and Justice