Jason A. Kerr

Jason A. Kerr

Assistant Professor, English

4163 JFSB

801-422-4503

jason_kerr@byu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

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Biography

Jason A. Kerr grew up in Sierra Vista, AZ and attended Arizona State University before serving a mission for the LDS Church in Denmark. He then pursued graduate studies at Boston College, moving to Chapel Hill, NC to write his dissertation. He married the former Kristine Lee in 2003; they are the parents of Julia and Elijah.  

Degrees

Ph.D., Boston College (2011) B.A., Arizona State University (2003)

Interests

My scholarship focuses on the intersections between literature, religion, and politics in 17th-century England, particularly during the period of the English Civil War. After completing a dissertation that explores the way that Milton’s practice of scriptural interpretation informed his thinking about liberty, I am now at work on a book project studying the intersection of theological, political, and sexual consent in the writings of Richard Baxter, as well as the present significance of his ideas.