Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Evan Marsolek

 

EMAIL

emarsolek@luc.edu

STANDING

PhD Candidate

Dissertation Title: "Christotechtonics: Dildonic Plasticity in Theological Formulations"

DISSERTATION DIRECTOR

Colby Dickinson

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Queer Theory, Queer Theology/Ethics, Political Theology, Theological Pedagogy, Church Professions and secularity

PUBLICATIONS

Review of Gene Outka. The Theological Anthropology of David Kelsey: Responses to Eccentric ExistenceWord and World 37:3 (Sum 2017). 

PRESENTATIONS

“Deployments and Subversions: The Promises and Limitations of Continental Thought for Queer Theologies” (Pontificia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Zoom, May 11, 2022)

“Cultivating Failure: The Paranoia of Perfection and Theological Education” (Symposium on the Teaching of Theology and Religious Studies, Chicago, IL, April 20, 2022)

“Christotechtonics, or, Christ the Dildo” (University of California Riverside Conference on Queer and Transgender Studies in Religion, Riverside, CA, February 18-20, 2022)

“Queering Faith: Subverting Hegemonic Christian Formulations” (“Images of Identity and Power 2021: A Multidisciplinary Analysis of the Construction of Identities from Power” through The Institute of Aesthetic Research of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in collaboration with UNAM Chicago, online, November, 2021), with Héctor García Chávez

“Triangulating Relationalities of Critical Political Queer Theories and Theologies: Dispositive and/or Apparatus” (“Religion & (Breaking) Boundaries” through Boston University, online, September, 2021)

"Dreaming at the End of a World" at the "Signs of the Time: Context, Contingency, and Crisis" conference through The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage, online, April 2021.

"Radical Incarnation: From Biopolitical Redefinition to an Ethics of Alterity." AAR/SBL Upper Midwest Regional Meeting, April 2020.

"High-Risk Incarnation: Jesus and Bareback Sex." Loyola-Marquette Colloquium. Milwaukee, WI. February 2020.

“Retrieving Theosis: A Close Reading of Tuomo Mannermaa.” AAR/SBL Upper Midwest Regional Meeting, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, March 31st– April 1st 2017

“Preventing Genocide Through Interfaith Relationships.” Faith, Reason, and World Affairs Symposium – “Beyond Genocide: Learning to Help and Hope” Concordia College, 2012

“Mindfulness Meditation and Stress Reduction in the College Environment.” Bringing Theory to Practice, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington D.C., 2010.

EDUCATION

Master of Arts, 2016 - Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN

Bachelor of Arts, 2013 - Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Academy of Religions

SERVICE

Lead Organizer for Queer Theory Reading Group at Loyola University Chicago