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MA Student Jonathan Wegner to Pursue Doctoral Studies at the University of Chicago

April 7, 2017

This upcoming autumn Jonathan Wegner will  begin his doctoral studies at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School. His area of concentration will be in the Jewish and Christian Bible. Areas of interest and tentative research include cosmic/imagined religious spaces, the role of spatio-geographic discourse in drawing religious boundaries between Jew and Pagan, and subsequently Christian and Jew, and the history of the Pagan archetype in biblical imagination.

While at the University of Washington, Jonathan studied Comparative Religion for three years  through the Jackson School of International Studies. He majored in early Christianity, taking three years of classical Greek and Biblical Hebrew. During his studies, Jonathan worked as a tutor at the Instructional Center and once served as a TA for the Jackson School.  A few months after graduating, Jonathan traveled to Kasoa Ghana, where he spent six weeks teaching junior high students English at and a curriculum called Religious and Moral Education. On his way to Kasoa, Jonathan was also able to visit historical and religious sites in Istanbul. Jonathan has lead a busy and impressive academic career while at the UW and we wish him the best in his future endeavors!

Comparative Religion Staff