JOSHUA EATON is an independent journalist who covers religion and society, national security, human rights and inequality. He has done extensive reporting on human rights in Tibet, economic inequality in Bahrain, poverty in the American South, the religious left in the United States and National Security Agency surveillance worldwide.

Joshua is currently editor-in-chief of Boston’s oldest street newspaper, Spare Change News, where he previously served as web editor. Before joining Spare Change News, Joshua co-edited Cult/ure: The Graduate Journal of Harvard Divinity School alongside Erika Jahn. His writing has appeared at Salon, Al Jazeera America, Huffington Post, GlobalPost, Religion Dispatches, Tricylce: The Budhist Review and other publications. He has also created data-rich, interactive online content for Al Jazeera America and Al Jazeera English.

Joshua holds a master of divinity from Harvard University – where he focused on religion and society and Buddhist studies – and a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of West Georgia. Originally from Athens, Ga., he is now based in the Boston area.