Katelynn E. Carver

PHD CANDIDATEKatelynn Carver

Born in South Carolina, raised in Northeast Ohio, and most recently taken in by the multivalent charms of New England.

MTS Religion and the Sciences / Religion, Literature, and Culture; Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
BS Hons Psychology; Baldwin Wallace University, Ohio, USA
BA Hons History and Religion; Baldwin Wallace University, Ohio, USA

Thesis topic
A Postsecular, Process-Oriented Theopoetics of Virginia Woolf—exploring connections to process theology and both the spiritual and palliative functions of writing as a creative act—under the supervision of Gavin Hopps.

Other information
Katelynn is generally most content with a good cuppa and some time to write. She loves travelling, spirited, thought-provoking, and joy-filled conversation, enjoying well-made filmic productions (often via binge-watching), wandering through art museums (over and over again), experimenting in the kitchen, concert-hopping, taking the bus just to watch the coastline, and painting—specifically the kind of painting that involves Pollock-esque splatterings of bright colors, or oil paints that you can blend with your hands. She believes in the Oxford Comma, has a keen adoration for all things related to Marvel Comics, proudly boasts a collection of Converse Chuck Taylors in an array of styles and colors, and has been known to teach herself various dialects of Tolkien’s Elvish in her spare time.

Katelynn firmly believes that scholarship breathes best when balanced not only with one’s everyday life and interests, but also with some kind of work outside of writing the thesis. She has nearly a decade of experience in various areas of higher education administration, including work at both Ivy League and Liberal Arts institutions in the areas of Admissions (undergraduate and graduate), Academic Advising, Financial Aid, Student Life, Religious and Spiritual Life/Chaplaincy, Research/Statistical Analysis, and Bibliographic Development, including serving as a voting member on the Master’s Degree Admissions Committee for the Incoming Class of 2013 as a Student Admissions Representative for Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University.

Currently, she serves as Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Inklings Studies; Editor of Guest Contributions for Transpositions: Theology, Imagination and the Arts; Blog Development Intern for the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities; Digital Content Manager for the National Latin@ Network (a project of Casa de Esperanza); Contributing Scholar at State of Formation; and Academic Consultant, providing education policy research and reporting, for various international organizations.