Death Rituals are Changing, Let’s Talk About How and Why

March 1, 2020

Professor David Sloane, author of Is The Cemetery Dead?, discusses how our attitudes toward death are changing — and disrupting the funeral industry including three trends: cremation, green burials and social grieving. Mutual of Omaha, 10/2019 LINK

Canadian Cremation Rates are Rising, Why?

March 1, 2020

Professor David Sloane, author of Is The Cemetery Dead?, is quoted about general trends around cremation, and why cremation has increased so rapidly. by Madeline Cummings, The cost of dying: How a spike in cremation is changing the funeral industry. Canadian Broadcast Company (2/16/2020) LINK

New Book is Out!

June 16, 2018

I am pleased to announce that the University of Chicago Press has published my new book, Is the Cemetery Dead? (2018). A brief description of the book can be found under Publications. The book examines contemporary challenges to the cemetery as a lens into broader questions of shifting cultural attitudes toward nature, mourning, and commemoration.

Welcome to my new website!

September 27, 2013

2013 has been a very good year so far: My colleagues and I have published new articles related to street gangs and civil gang injunctions, identifying high risk youth for secondary prevention, and improving GIS methodology related to fear of crime, as well as a wonderful article primarily researched by my doctoral student Bryce Lowery … Read More