Jay E. Johnson
Lecturer in Theology and Culture
CLGS Senior Director, Academic Research and Resources
Dr. Johnson is an Episcopal priest and has served congregations in the Midwest and the San Francisco Bay Area. He is also a member of the core doctoral faculty at the Graduate Theological Union. He came to PSR as a staff member at the school’s Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry (CLGS) in 2003 and began teaching courses for the school’s Certificate of Sexuality and Religion program, for which he now serves as the coordinator.
Dr. Johnson's research and writing interests include the intersections of critical social theory (especially queer theory) and Christian theological traditions, theological anthropology and Christian eschatology, and multimedia/pop-cultural influences on constructive theology. He has published articles on sexuality, Christian theology, and spirituality and is the author of Dancing with God: Anglican Christianity and the Practice of Hope (2005), as well as co-editor with Donald Boisvert, of a two-volume anthology, Queer Religion (2011). Dr. Johnson also serves on the editorial board of the journal Theology and Sexuality and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Gay Men and Religion Group of the American Academy of Religion.