Jennifer Sylvan Alexander is a fourth-year T&P fellow in the program History and Critical Theories of Religion. Her primary research interests include the gospel of Matthew—especially polemics, eschatology, and constructions of bodies and gender—and the Holocaust. Matthew 19:12 is the focus of her dissertation.
A native Texan, Jennifer has roots in the United Methodist Church. Her four grandparents attended the same Fort Worth UMC church, where her parents Roger and Hannah first met and were later married. Jennifer currently lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee, with daughter Sophie, son Isaac, and two cats, Epi(ctetus) and Titan.