S. Jonathon O'Donnell is a postdoctoral research in American Studies at University College Dublin, where they study the relation between evangelical demonology, authoritarianism, and "post-truth" politics in Trump's America. They received their PhD from SOAS, University of London, and have held positions in the UK, Japan, and Ireland, bringing a transnational angle to both their research and teaching.
Jonathon's research focuses on critical contemporary issues of global significance, including Islamophobia, antisemitism, and religious nationalism. Their first book, Passing Orders: Demonology and Sovereignty in American Spiritual Warfare, uses Christian demonology as a lens to examine the white supremacist and colonial foundations of the current US political order. It will be published by Fordham University Press on 1 December 2020.