Yohana A. Junker

Assistant Professor of Art, Religion, and Culture
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
Project Director / Phase 2 of the Pathways For Tomorrow Lilly Grant

Yohana A. Junker’s research probes the intersections among the fields of art history, eco-criticism, and decolonial studies, with special attention to contemporary Indigenous and diasporic art practices. In her writing, art, and activism, she explores the human capacity to imagine and retrieve generative ways of being even in the face of impossibility. She also investigates the ways artists create poetic spaces that allow viewers to come together, to reclaim agency and restore a sense of purpose, a thirst for justice, and a desire for transformation. Her artwork is central to her scholarship and activism.


Contact
Email: yjunker@cst.edu

 

Education

BA, Universidade Metodista de São Paulo
MTS, Christian Theological Seminary
PhD, Graduate Theological Union


Publications

Dr. Junker has contributed chapters for the forthcoming volumes:
Georgetown Companion in Interreligious Studies (Georgetown)
Sustainable Societies: Interreligious & Interdisciplinary Responses (Springer)
Painted Portrayals: The Art of Characterizing Biblical Figures (SBL Press).
She is also co-editing, with Dr. Aaron Rosen:
Modern and Contemporary Artists on Religion: A Global Sourcebook (Bloomsbury).

Service

Member, American Academy of Religion
Board Member, Art, Religion, and Culture (ARC)
Board Member, Center for the Arts and Religion
Board Member, La Comunidad
Board Member, Feminist Studies in Religion Blog


Websites

yohanajunker.com
AIJ Cst

My artwork is central to my scholarship and activism. I like to investigate the ways artists create poetic spaces that allow viewers to come together, to reclaim agency and restore a sense of purpose.

Yohana A. Junker

Assistant Professor of Art, Religion, and Culture
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
Project Director / Phase 2 of the Pathways For Tomorrow Lilly Grant
A great theological education dismantles everything you assumed to be “right” and helps you rebuild with true understanding. My CST experience was life-altering. I am changed and on fire to transform the world.
Abigail Clauhs '17