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Jason Oliver Evans

Ph.D. Candidate in Religious Studies, University of Virginia

Jason Oliver Evans is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. Evans is a constructive theologian working at the intersection of Christian systematic theology with theological and social ethics, Black critical thought, Africana religious criticism, Black feminist theory, and queer theory. Evans primarily studies the areas of Christology, soteriology, creation, and theological anthropology. In his work, Evans considers how the interrelationship of race, sexuality, and gender broadly factors into the study of Christian faith and practice.

Previously, Evans earned a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia (2022), a Master of Theology from Candler School of Theology at Emory University (2013), a Master of Divinity from Duke University Divinity School (2012), and a Bachelor of Science in speech communication from Millersville University of Pennsylvania (2008). An ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches USA, Inc., Evans currently serves as an associate minister at the historic St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his spare time, Evans enjoys cooking, baking, reading cookbooks and food magazines, and binge-watching cooking shows.


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    PhD Student in Religious Studies, University of Virginia