Briallen Hopper

Writer, teacher, and preacher, Yale University

My book of essays on love and friendship is forthcoming from Bloomsbury. My writing on books, movies, religion, politics, and culture can be found in Avidly, Beliefnet, Black Business Now, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Columbia Journal, The Conversation, Crosscurrents, Document Journal, Killing the Buddha, Los Angeles Review of Books, New York Magazine/The Cut, The New Inquiry, The New Republic, Newsweek, Not Coming to a Theater Near You, Postgraduate English, Religion & Politics, Sacred Matters, The Seattle Star, The Stranger, Take Part, and Talking Points Memo. I am a Lecturer in English at Yale and Faculty Fellow at the University Church in Yale. I am also an Associate Editor at And Other Stories Publishing, an award-winning independent publisher of literary fiction and non-fiction based in the UK. I dropped out of Yale Divinity School and hold a PhD in American literature from Princeton. You can read more from me at