CV

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research interests:

gay literature; theology; queer theory; HIV/AIDS; life narratives / spiritual autobiography; poetry; histories of Sodom and sodomy

education:

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

during college, I spent two terms at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford

current projects:

– a braided lyric essay on the music of Perfume Genius, sound, church, coming out, and telling one’s life; an essay on living in New Haven; an essay on fullness
– guest editing a special issue of Theology and Sexuality that is a 25-year retrospective on Richard Rambuss’s Closet Devotions, tentatively titled Theology and Homodevotion: Closet Devotions at 25
– preparing for exams

articles:

in slow progress: “Theologies of Steam” for Theology and Homodevotion

John Rechy’s Sodomites,” Literature and Theology, 35:3, (September 2021)

HIV/AIDS Ecclesiology and Ruptures of the Body,” The Polyphony (2021)

reviews:

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

presentations:

“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:

“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)