Samuel Ernest

a student of gay literature and Christianity, queer theory and theology
a research assistant and editor for hire

and 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, he also studied at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford

his 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

his 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

his 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)

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

he is currently researching and editing for two professors at Yale University


Throughout his time at SPU, he used the blog portion of this website to share personal essays, poetry, and, less frequently, thoughts on current events. The blog, titled these dated clouds, has now been archived. The story behind the website’s title is here.

twitter: @samuel_ernest