Jordan Burke is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Virginia who specializes in poetry, postcolonial studies, and intellectual history. His dissertation, Making Spirits: Academics, Religion, and the Poetry of Decolonization, 1960-1980, examines a cohort of postcolonial academic poets who engaged in contentious debates in anthropology and religion to renegotiate the generic borders of poetry. He received his B.A. in art history and English from the University of South Carolina, Honors College, and, after managing an art gallery in Washington D.C., received his M.A. in religion from Yale University. His writing on subjects ranging from British Romanticism to American modernism is published or is forthcoming in Religion and Literature, Studies in Romanticism, and in multiple anthologies. He received the Society of Fellows Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the 2020-21 academic year.