I am

an incoming theology doctoral student at Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences interested in gay literature and Christianity, queer theory and theology

I am a graduate of
Yale Divinity School, MAR in Religion and Literature
Berkeley Divinity School, certificate in Anglican Studies
Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music, certificate
Seattle Pacific University, BA in English Literature

during college, I also studied at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford

my presentation at the Institute of Sacred Music, “you are of me, that’s what: Frank O’Hara, Fertility, and the Future,” was awarded the Students’ Choice for Best Colloquium Prize; Christian Wiman called it “one of the best [colloquium presentations] I have seen in a while…. quite moving,” and Peter Hawkins called it a “tour de force…. one of the finest explications de textes I can recall”

my essay on sexuality in the Bloomsbury Group was awarded the Arksey Prize by the English faculty of Seattle Pacific University for the best critical essay by a student

my thesis on Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited and Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit was awarded a de Jager Prize by the faculty of Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford (SCIO)

I have been focusing on school work for the past few years, but other writing of mine has appeared in TranspositionsLingua, and Crux Literary Journal


During college, I used the blog portion of this website to share personal essays, poetry, and, less frequently, thoughts on current events. The blog, these dated clouds, has now been archived. The story behind the website’s title is here.

twitter: @samuel_ernest