The Religious Institute is excited to welcome Jordan DeSanto, our 2018 Religion and Social Justice Summer Intern. Jordan is a Master of Arts in Religion candidate at Yale Divinity School where he studies Black Religion in the African Diaspora. As an applied anthropologist and practical theologian, he hopes to integrate social ethics into communities centered in faith and/or healing.
While at the Religious institute Jordan hopes learn how respond to human suffering as it cuts across the boundaries of race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, religion, and all other forms of identity-based oppression. An avid traveler, Jordan has been to Ghana, Australia, Italy, Indonesia, and Brazil. He has presented his research at several international social scientific and religious conferences. After a long day of reading and writing, Jordan enjoys sharing a pot of rooibos tea with friends. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington, where he graduated with distinction in Medical Anthropology and Global Health. Join us in welcoming Jordan!