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Contributors

Transpositions is a collaborative effort of postgraduate students associated with the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at the University of St Andrews. Regular contributors include:

Anna M Blanch (Tidbits Editor): Australian by birth, and inclination, Anna grew up surrounded by the Australian bush, a large extended family, bush poetry, and sport. Anna is currently writing her PhD in Theology and Literature. She finds photography, enjoying her environment and its fruits, and being in community bring her joy. Anna can also be found at Goannatree, where she thinks about faith in the arts and pop culture, while often straying into discussions about her journey through Graduate School, what it means to be a Christian scholar and her expatriate life. Click here to view a list of Anna’s posts.

Jennifer Allen Craft (Book Reviews Editor): Jenn is from southwest Georgia (think swamp, red clay, peanuts, and gnats) and holds a B. A. in Biblical Studies and Humanities from Atlanta Christian College and an M.Litt. in Theology, Imagination and the Arts from St. Andrews. She is currently working on a PhD on the theological significance of place with special attention to the role of the arts in the way we make and identify with places. She lives in St. Andrews with her husband Brandon who is currently pursuing an MSc in Forestry. Click here to view a list of Jenn’s posts.

Sara Schumacher (Assistant Editor): Prior to life in academia, Sara worked as a graphic designer in Oxford where her experience as an artist and a Christian raised many questions, ultimately leading her to pursue further study in theology and the arts at St Andrews.  Sara holds a B.S. in Graphic Design and an A.A. in Cross-Cultural Services from John Brown University and has recently completed an M.Litt in Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at St Andrews.  She is currently working on a PhD at St Andrews, focusing on church patronage of the arts.  Sara was born American but has since added to her collection of nationalities and now claims Britain as home. Click here to view a list of Sara’s posts.

Wes Vander Lugt (Editor): Before working on his PhD in Christian living as improvisation here in St Andrews, Wes has worked as a staff member with Armonía Ministries in Mexico and as a youth pastor in Saint Louis, Missouri. Nothing brings Wes greater joy than seeing others discover how to realize their role in the drama of redemption, but he also enjoys exploring new places, hill walking, cooking, running on the beach, and photography. Besides editing and contributing to Transpositions, Wes keeps another blog with his wife called Reflaction, a mixture of reflection on the action of everyday life in God’s drama, and displays his photography at Vander Lugt Photography. Click here to view of list of Wes’s posts.

Jim Watkins (Featured Artist Editor): Originally, Jim is from southern California and southeastern Texas, but sometimes he feels most at home in the landscape and coffee shops of the Pacific Northwest.  He met his wife Emily at Wheaton College in Illinois, where he studied Studio Art (concentration in painting).  Jonah, their first son, was born four years ago in Vancouver, Canada, where Jim studied Christianity and the Arts at Regent College.  And Rowan (#2) was born less than a year ago, during the second year of his PhD, which examines the relationship between divine and human creativity from the perspective of divine kenosis. Click here to view a list of Jim’s posts.

Former contributors to Transpositions who were also students at the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts in St Andrews include the following:

Transpositions also invites submissions from guest contributors, so please visit the ‘Write for Us’ page that explains how to submit an article and what we expect. Click here to view a list of posts from guest contributors.

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