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. 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. She 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 received her PhD 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. Kaitlyn 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 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 the theologies of Karl Barth and James Cone, environmental regeneration/eco-theology, and American religious history. As a writer, Yanan’s research has been published in Christianity Today, Sojourners Magazine, 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.