Staff

Kaitlyn M. Dugan

Director

Kaitlyn Dugan is the Director of the Center for Barth Studies, which involves managing the daily operations, programs, and conferences of the center as well as curating, preserving, maintaining, and developing Princeton Theological Seminary’s Barth Special Research Collection. Dugan’s research and writing focused on Pauline apocalyptic theology, eschatology, Karl Barth, Christian liberation theologies, and theologies of death. She is grant co-author for the $300,000 Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities to the Karl Barth Translator’s Seminar in 2019. Dugan is co-editor (with Philip G. Ziegler) of The Finality of the Gospel: Karl Barth and the Tasks of Eschatology (Brill, 2022) and (with Paul Dafydd Jones) of Karl Barth and Liberation Theology (T&T Clark, 2023). She is also the English language editor for Zeitschrift für Dialektische Theologie and the Theology Editor for The Other Journal.

Dugan earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and political science from Taylor University, a Master of Arts in theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Philosophy in systematic theology from the University of Aberdeen in June 2022. Her dissertation research focuses on developing a constructive theological account of death informed by Pauline apocalyptic theology and is titled “The Enduring Enemy: Towards An Apocalyptic Theology of Death.” She is currently working towards publishing her dissertation. Dugan is a member of St. James Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Harlem, New York City.


Luke Zerra

Book Review Editor

Luke Zerra earned his PhD student in theology and ethics at Princeton Theological Seminary. He holds an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary and a BA from Flagler College in Philosophy/Religion and History. His current research focuses on theological aesthetics, philosophy of language, and the relation between beauty and moral formation.

 


Yanan Rahim N. Melo

Public Scholarship Producer

Born and raised in the Philippines, Yanan is currently pursuing an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary. There, he is concentrating his research on postcolonialism, ecology and eco-theology, and American religious history. As a writer, Yanan’s research has been published in Christianity Today, Sojourners, Ideos Institute, Inheritance Magazine, the Institute for Studies in Asian Church and Culture, and more. Moreover, Yanan is a musician and poet who composes neoclassical meditations and theological poetry under the name Yanan & Siegfried. Through his creativity, Yanan seeks to bridge the gap between theological reflection and artistic curiosity.