Mark D. Jordan
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought
Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (Faculty of Arts and Sciences)
MA, PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Mark D. Jordan is a scholar of Christian theology, European philosophy, and gender studies. He currently teaches courses on the Western traditions of Christian theology, the relations of religion to art or literature, and the prospects for sexual ethics. For the last two decades, he has written extensively in the field of sexual ethics, producing books that are widely regarded as opening important new conversations, especially in regard to homosexuality and religious marriage. But he has also continued to explore topics at the boundaries of philosophy and Christian theology across its history. His most recent books are Convulsing Bodies: Religion and Resistance in Foucault (Stanford 2015) and Teaching Bodies: Moral Formation in the Summa of Thomas Aquinas (Fordham 2016).
Jordan is the recipient of a number of grants and fellowships, including a John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, a Fulbright-Hays grant (Spain), and a Henry Luce III Fellowship in Theology. With support from the Ford Foundation, he has in recent summers led a seminar on public debates about religion and sexuality for rising scholars from the United States and abroad.