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Yale University, PhD, ABD in Religious Studies, 2025ish
– concentration in theology
– dissertation: “A Heart That Longs / for Lovers”: Gay Theology, AIDS, and the Church
– committee: Linn Marie Tonstad and Kathryn Lofton (co-directors), Kathryn Tanner, and Langdon Hammer (English); Mark D. Jordan (outside reader)

Yale Divinity School, MAR in Religion and Literature, 2018
– Berkeley Divinity School, certificate in Anglican Studies, 2018
– Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music, certificate, 2018

Seattle Pacific University, BA in English Literature, 2015, honors program
– during college, I spent two terms at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford

research interests:
gay literature; Christian theology; queer theory; HIV/AIDS; ecclesiology; life narratives; poetry; Sodom and sodomy; Tim Dlugos; Kevin Gordon; gay liberation

current projects:
– editing a special issue of Theology and Sexuality titled “Regaining Its Flesh”: Essays on Theology and Richard Rambuss’s Closet Devotions, including contributions by Rambuss, myself, Paul Anthony Daniels, III, Kathryn Tanner, Melissa E. Sanchez, Will Stockton, Josh Tvrdy, and Amaryah Shaye Armstrong
– a collection of lyric memoir essays centering around coming out, queerness, faith, music, and gay sex and sexuality
– longer term, a brief book of constructive theology, tentatively titled Theology, Homo centering on
– potentially two book projects on the poet Tim Dlugos, including a biography

Coarse Work: Essays in Theology and Gay Life (forthcoming from homodoxy)

“Cocooning,” Longreads

“Steam Room Devotions,” Theology and Sexuality, forthcoming
John Rechy’s Sodomites,” Literature and Theology, 35:3, (September 2021)
HIV/AIDS Ecclesiology and Ruptures of the Body,” The Polyphony (2021)

Chris Greenough’s Queer Theologies at Reading Religion (2021)

other publications:
Teaching Queer Christian Theology [Where It Can’t Be Taught],” an online teaching module for the Engaging Religion project at Indiana University’s Center for Religion and the Human

Yale Divinity School
Dr. Willie James Jennings’s Introduction to Theology, teaching fellow, Fall 2021
Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman’s Introduction to Christian Ethics, teaching fellow, Spring 2022
Dr. Willie James Jennings’s Systematic Theology, teaching fellow, Spring 2023

Yale College
Dr. Langdon Hammer’s Poetry Since 1950, teaching fellow, Fall 2022

lecture on “Cornkind” by Frank O’Hara, Poetry Since 1950, taught by Dr. Langdon Hammer, September 20, 2022.

“Silence, Pleasure, Contagion: Queerness and the Church,” Introduction to Christian Ethics, taught by Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman, Yale Divinity School, April 19, 2021.

“Gay Ambivalence,” Gay Men and Religion Unit, American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, TX, 2021.

“Theology and the Desire for Otherwise Words,” Theology and Religious Reflection Unit, American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, TX, 2021.

“Narrating the Genre of HIV/AIDS Poetry,” HIV/AIDS in the 21st Century: Memorialisation, Representation, and Temporality, University of Manchester, UK, January 17, 2020.

“Entering Sodom,” Gay Men and Religion Unit, American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA, November 23, 2019.

“you are of me, that’s what: Frank O’Hara, Fertility, and the Future,” Yale Institute of Sacred Music colloquium presentation, New Haven, CT, March 1, 2017.

awards and nice things:
I’ve been awarded a FLAGS (Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies) Award from Yale’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies program to support archival research on gay liberation theology and HIV/AIDS for my dissertation.

My presentation “you are of me, that’s what” was awarded the ISM Students’ Choice for Best Colloquium Prize. Christian Wiman called it “one of the best [colloquium presentations] I have seen in a while…. quite moving.” Peter Hawkins called it a “tour de force…. one of the finest explications de textes I can recall.”

I was awarded the Arksey Prize by the English faculty of Seattle Pacific University for the best critical essay by a student in 2015.

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).