Jason Oliver Evans is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. A scholar of Christian thought, Evans primarily studies Christology, soteriology, creation, and theological anthropology. In his work, Evans considers how identity, race, sexuality, and gender more broadly factor into the study of Christian faith and practice. Evans’ other research interests include African American theology and religion, liberation theologies, Africana studies, gender and sexuality studies, Trinitarian theology, theological and social ethics, Scripture and theological hermeneutics, and the thought of 20th-century Reformed theologian Karl Barth. Evans is also a podcast contributor to the Religion, Race, and Democracy Lab at the University of Virginia.
Previously, Evans earned a Bachelor of Science in speech communication at the Millersville University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Divinity at Duke Divinity School, and a Master of Theology at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Evans is also an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches USA, Inc. In his spare time, Evans enjoys cooking, baking, reading cookbooks and food magazines, and binge-watching cooking shows.