Splash Biography

JESS WANG, Aspiring teacher of creative writing and film

Major: Film and Media Studies

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Jess is a film and media studies major at Yale University, graduating in Dec. 2023. Previously, Jess has been the curriculum director of Code Haven, teaching middle schoolers Scratch and computer programming. Additionally, Jess was a teaching intern at Northfield Mount Hermon, teaching middle school English, creative writing, and photography. Jess is passionate about using personal experiences for storytelling, and advocating for progressive Christian policies.

Past Classes

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H4599: Queer Christianity in modern culture and media in Splash Fall 2022 (Oct. 29, 2022)
This course will detail the history of queerness as it pertains to Christianity, with an explicitly affirming stance towards accepting both queerness and Christianity in one's identity. We will go over the seven clobber passages and review the historical context that they were written in. We will also read modern queer theologians, and review the major organizations and resources for queer Christians today. Time permitting, this course will also cover queer Christianity as it is portrayed in media and movies such as I am Michael, Boy Erased, and the upcoming movie 1946 . This class is ideal for those who are interested in exploring the intersections between queerness and Christianity, both from an academic perspective and a personal perspective. Trigger warning: While this course maintains an affirming stance towards queerness, it will cover homophobic texts and history which may be triggering for some folks.