Grad Profiles

Jason Oliver Evans

Doctoral Student
University of Virginia
Department of Religious Studies
323 Gibson Hall
PO Box 400126
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4126

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies (anticipated completion date: May 2023)
Christian Theological Perspectives
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
 
Master of Theology, 2013
Concentration in Theology and Ethics
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
 
Master of Divinity, 2012
Certificate in Baptist Studies
Duke University, Durham, NC
 
Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication, 2008
Concentration in Broadcasting
Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, PA
 

Research Interests

Christology; Soteriology (Atonement); Trinitarian Theology; Pneumatology; Creation and Theological Anthropology; Black, Womanist, Queer, Feminist, Mujerista, and Latinx/Latin American Liberation Theologies; Theology of Karl Barth; Theological and Social Ethics; Scripture and Theological Hermeneutics; Practical Theology; African American Religion; Africana Studies; Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Professional Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2019 - Present
  • Elements of Christian Thought course (Fall 2019)
  • Spiritual, But Not Religious: Spirituality in America course (Spring 2020)
  • Introduction to African-American and African Studies I course (Fall 2020)
  • Introduction to African-American and African Studies II course (Spring 2021)
Funded Research Contributor, Race, Religion, and Democracy Lab, University of Virginia, 2019 - Present
  • Assisted with conferences and contributed funded research for two special projects sponsored by the UVA Religion, Race, and Democracy Lab.

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Summer Research Grant, Religion, Race, & Democracy Lab, University of Virginia, 2020 - 2020
  • Summer Research Grant, Religion, Race, & Democracy Lab, University of Virginia, 2019 - 2019
  • Graduate Fellowship, Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, Duke University, 2011 - 2012
  • Carlyle Marney Scholarship, Baptist House of Studies, The Divinity School, Duke University, 2011 - 2012
  • Divinity Annual Award, The Divinity School, Duke University, 2009 - 2012
  • African-American/Latino Alumni Scholarship, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, 2006 - 2007

Peer-Reviewed Academic Publications

  • Review of Kathleen T. Talvacchia, “Embracing Disruptive Coherence: Coming Out as Erotic Ethical Practice,” Theology & Sexuality, 25:3, 229-231.  DOI: 10.1080/13558358.2020.1718998

Special Projects

Public Writing