BA Candidate - Queer Studies and Christian Theology; Minor: Religious Studies
Jonathan’s concentration investigates the intersections between queer theory and Christian theology to explore the ways diverse identities can become welcomed into Christianity. His current research examines Biblical hermeneutics, histories of sexuality, and the Metropolitan Community Churches. With his adviser, Patrick McCreery, Jonathan has created an independent study titled “Sexuality in the Church” for which he studied the current stance of homosexuality within ten American denominations. He translated this information into the Dean’s Award for Summer Research, where he conducted an ethnography of the gay churches of San Francisco. As a member of the Dean’s Honor Society, one of the scholarly communities at Gallatin, Jonathan traveled to Iceland and New Zealand. Outside of Gallatin, Jonathan has continued his research in gay churches at NYU’s Center for the Humanities as part of the Undergraduate Summer Research Program and has presented his work at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium. He is currently a Digital and Inclusive Excellence Fellow for the Association of Research Libraries and works at NYU’s LGBTQ Student Center.