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Victoria Emily Jones graduated from UNC–Chapel Hill in 2010 with a BA in journalism and English literature and a minor in music, and she has done some postgraduate coursework in worship and the arts at Regent College in Vancouver. Now she works as an editorial freelancer and pursues independent research on Christianity and the arts, with a special interest in modern and contemporary visual art that engages with biblical narratives and in religious art from non-Western cultures.

Since 2015, Victoria has served as assistant editor of ArtWay, a Netherlands-based web publication that encourages Christian engagement with high-quality visual art; in addition, she writes “visual meditations” for the site (see list below). She also serves on the board of the Eliot Society, a DC-based nonprofit inspired by the “culture care” movement, and as a writer and consultant for the Visual Commentary on Scripture, an online biblical art project being developed by King’s College London. She enjoys teaching Christians about art and to that end has given talks at campus Christian fellowship meetings at Brown University and MIT and in 2017 led a six-week Sunday school course on the topic at her local church. She is a member of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA).

Based on the work she had done through her blog The Jesus Question (the precursor to Art & Theology), Victoria was selected in 2016 to participate with a small group of scholars and artists in the two-week Calvin College seminar “Bodies of Christ: Visualizing Jesus Then and Now,” led by Ed Blum, coauthor of The Color of Christ. Racialized representations of Christ remains one of her ongoing topics of inquiry.