Kaitlyn M. Dugan


Kaitlyn Dugan is the Director of the Center for Barth Studies. She is grant co-author for two $300,000 Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations grants awarded to the center by the National Endowment for the Humanities to the Karl Barth Translator’s Seminar in 2019 and 2023. Dugan is also a project partner on a Swiss National Science Foundation research grant titled “Die Krise der Wirklichkeit. Zur Leistungskraft (post-)apokalyptischer Theologie in Zeiten kognitiv-existenzieller Unsicherheit am Beispiel Karl Barths.” She 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). Dugan is also the English language editor for Zeitschrift für Dialektische Theologie, the Theology Editor and Operations Manager for The Other Journal, and a writing consultant for the Writing Center at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.

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. Dugan’s research and writing focuses on Pauline apocalyptic theology, eschatology, Karl Barth, Christian liberation theologies, and theologies of death. She is currently working towards publishing her dissertation.

Henry Spaulding

Editorial Assistant

Henry (Hank) Walter Spaulding III is Pastor at Hope United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio. He is also an adjunct professor of Christian Ethics at Ashland University, Ashland Theological Seminary, and George Fox University. Hank received his PhD in Theology and Ethics from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and his MTS from Duke University Divinity School. He is the author several articles and two books: Iconoclastic Sex: Christian Sexual Ethics and Human Trafficking and The Just and Loving Gaze of God with Us: Paul’s Apocalyptic Political Theology. He lives in Columbus with his wife Michaela.

Gavin Chase

Public Scholarship Producer

Gavin (he/him) is a content developer and editor from Chicago, Illinois. He is currently an M.Div. candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he researches the intersections of Indigenous ecologies, post-supersessionist hermeneutics, and decolonial creation theologies that aim toward a flourishing ecological habitation for both humans and non-humans. Gavin and his wife Katie reside in Princeton, NJ, with their daughter Robin.

Yanan Rahim N. Melo

Public Scholarship Producer

Born and raised in the Philippines, Yanan Rahim (he/him) is currently pursuing an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. There, his research concentrates on race, political theology, settler colonialism, and Asian American literature. As a writer, Yanan’s research has been published in Christianity Today, Sojourners, Inheritance Magazine, Interfaith America, and more. Moreover, Yanan is a musician and poet who composes genre-defying meditations and disruptive poetry under the name Yanan & Siegfried. Through his creativity, Yanan seeks to bridge the gap between theological mysticism and artistic curiosity.

Sydney Williams

Public Scholarship Producer

Sydney (she/her) is an M.Div student at Princeton Theological Seminary, where she studies the intersections of faith and literature with interest in conversations concerning race, art, ecology, and mysticism. Her studies have led her to love narrative, poetry, and stream of consciousness writing styles. Sydney works as the center’s Digital Content Editor, editing audio and visuals, as well as helping coordinate the center’s networking and social media platforms.