Dear ETR Nation,
We are incredibly pleased to announce the addition of three new editors! Caitlin Gilliam, Nate Klug, and Russ Powell will take on the respective roles of visual arts, poetry, and academic editors. Each editor is accomplished in their area of expertise and will bring fresh energy and vision to their sections. Additionally, our new editors have established communities within their fields (both in their immediate and extended networks) which we anticipate will garner excellent content. A bit about our new editors in the way of introduction:
Visual Arts Editor
Caitlin was born and raised in Tennessee where she spent her weekends wandering the muddy banks and clear springs of her best friend’s farm. In college Caitlin studied studio art complemented by classes on environmental ethics and southern literature. Caitlin received her BA in painting from the Sewanee: University of The South. Sewanee is where her love of nature and artistic abilities first coalesced into the work she makes now. Her paintings reflect the rural southern surroundings she has always called home. (You may have seen some of her beautiful work previously featured on ETR). These days, Caitlin lives and works in Montgomery, AL balancing her art with a position as Director of Youth Ministries at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Caitlin is excited to join ETR because “I spend my workdays in a church and my free time painting landscapes of the world around me. Serving as ECOTHEO’s Visual Arts Editor brings me into a community that exists at the intersection of my two passions. It’s a privilege to invite other artists into that experience.”
Nate earned a BA in English at the University of Chicago and a Masters from Yale Divinity School. He is the author of Rude Woods (The Song Cave, 2013), a book-length adaptation of Virgil’s Eclogues, and Anyone (University of Chicago, 2015). In 2010 he was awarded a Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation. A UCC-Congregationalist minister, he has served churches in North Guilford, Connecticut, and Grinnell, Iowa. For a quick introduction to Nate’s poetry, check out his featured page on the Poetry Foundation’s website. Nate “looks forward to bringing poetry into the larger conversations of which ETR is a part.” We, too, are looking forward to the new life and energy he brings in adding verse to the ECOTHEO conversation.
Russ claims the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina as his home, but also grew up in places like Montgomery, Alabama, and Las Vegas, Nevada. He earned his BA in Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his Master of Divinity at Yale Divinity School. He is currently a doctoral student in the Religion and Society program at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ, where he lives with his wife, Kristy, and two-year-old daughter, Adiah. He has served as a fellow at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University and as a research assistant with the Forum on Religion and Ecology, also at Yale. In his free time Russ can be found chasing his toddler around or reading, which these days is probably Emerson. Russ is enthusiastic to participate in the conversation the ETR participates in on matters related to faith, ecology, and culture, and sees thought-provoking academic research and writing as being an important component to that work.
We could not be more excited about adding Caitlin, Nate, and Russ to the team. Please join us in welcoming them to The EcoTheo Review!