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Jason Steidl

Jason Steidl

Prof. Steidl is a postgraduate teaching fellow who hails from Medina, Ohio. He earned his BA at Georgetown University with double majors in biblical theology and government, after which he spent more than a year as a volunteer English teacher outside of Asuncion, Paraguay. Upon his return to the US, he received his MTS in the History of Christianity from the University of Notre Dame. He pursued doctoral studies in Systematic Theology at Fordham University and graduated in 2018. His dissertation focused on the Chicano Movement in the U.S. Catholic Church as a model for anti-racism activism. His work engages Latino contextual and political theologies in dialogue with US Catholic history, liturgical studies, and ecclesiology. He has published his work in peer-reviewed journals such as Spiritus and the Journal of Arts in Religious and Theological Studies and contributed to popular forums such as the Huffington Post and Fox News' Spirited Debate. His theological method prioritizes the everyday experiences, practices, and beliefs of grassroots Catholics through the study of culture, the arts, popular piety, and political movements. As a theologian and member of the ministry team for Out at St. Paul in Manhattan, he is an outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ community in the Catholic Church.

To contact Jason, email jsteidl@fordham.edu.