Dr Gareth Evans Jones

Lecturer in Religious Studies

Contact info

Position:  Lecturer

Email:      g.evans-jones@bangor.ac.uk

Phone:     01248 382103

Location: M11a, Main Arts


I came to Bangor University in 2009 to study for a BA in Welsh and Religious Studies. Having graduated in 2012, I completed an MA in Welsh and Creative Writing, before undertaking a PhD project funded by the AHRC under the joint-supervision of the School of Philosophy and Religion and the School of Welsh, Bangor University.

My doctoral research examined the religious responses among the Welsh in the United States to the issue of nineteenth century slavery. As my PhD project suggests, my academic interests are diverse and interdisciplinary, and include: biblical studies; the reception history of the Bible and its role in contemporary issues; religion, literature and society; the history of slavery and ethics; Judaism and Christianity, and their interfaith dialogue; Sikhism and Confucianism; Ecology and Religion; Ancient Philosophy; The Problem of Evil; Welsh Nonconformity and the Welsh in America; nineteenth century print culture; and the role played by religion in maintaining ethnic and national identities in diasporic communities.

As I have a keen interest in various fields, I teach diverse modules including the history of ethics, Judaism and Christianity, and the role of religion in contemporary ecological issues.

I also write creatively and in October 2018 I published a novel concerning the experiences of the Jews during the Holocaust, Eira Llwyd ['Grey Snow'] (Gwasg y Bwthyn). Eira Llwyd was named Book of the Month for November 2018 by the Welsh Book Council. Also, in the 2019 National Eisteddfod held at Llanrwst, I was extremely fortunate to be awarded the Drama Medal for my play, Adar Papur ['paper birds'], which was produced by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru ['The National Theatre of Wales'] in 2020; and in the 2021 AmGen National Eisteddfod, I was fortunate to win the Drama Medal for my play, Cadi Ffan a Jan ['Cadi Ffan and Jan'].

In the spring of 2022, a play that I wrote will be touring Wales: Ynys Alys ['Alys's Island'] (The Frân Wen Company).

Contact Info

Position:  Lecturer

Email:      g.evans-jones@bangor.ac.uk

Phone:     01248 382103

Location: M11a, Main Arts


  • The Bible and slavery.
  • Welsh Nonconformity and the religious print culture of the nineteenth century.
  • Judaism and Christianity, and their interfaith dialogue.
  • Zionism and Christianity.
  • Literature and Religion.

Teaching and Supervision

  • Ethics: Religious Perspectives
  • Introduction to Judaism and Christianity
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Nature and Western Religion.
  • Religion, Nationality and Sexuality
  • The Holocaust: Religious and Philosophical Responses
  • Religion in Wales
  • Judaism in the Modern World
  • Buddhism in the Modern World
  • The Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • Independent Study
  • Dissertation

Supervise MA/MRes


  • I am currently supervising MRes projects in the fields of religious studies and philosophy.


Supervise PhD


  • Supervising projects including ones on Heraclitus, and fantasty literature.
  • I am willing to supervise PhD projects in the fields of religious studies, literature and religion, and the history of slavery



Contact Info


Administrative Roles

  • Personal Tutor
  • Director of Welsh-language Matters
  • Communications Officer for the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences



  • Awarded a Grant by the British Society of Authors to work on a volume of flash fiction (2021).
  • Awarded the Welsh Medium Education Award in the Student Led Teaching Awards 2019.
  • Awarded a New Author Scholarship by Literature Wales to work on a novel (2017).
  • Awarded an AHRC Scholarship in Celtic Languages to complete my PhD research (2014).
  • Awarded a James Pantyfedwen Foundation Scholarship (2013).
  • Awarded an Access to Masters (ATM) Scholarship (2012).
  • Awarded the Dr John Robert Jones Prize by Bangor University for being one of the ‘students of the year’ (2012).
  • Awarded the Sir John Morris-Jones Prize by the School of Welsh, Bangor University for the results of my BA degree examinations (2012).
  • Awarded the Robert Richards Prize by Bangor University for my dissertation (2012).
  • Awarded the Thomas L. Jones Prize by the School of Welsh, Bangor University for the results of my second year degree examinations (2011).
  • Awarded the R. T. Robinson Prize by the School of Theology and Religious Studies, Bangor University, for the ‘most meritorious work in the first year of a Religious Studies degree’ (2010).




  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • Member of the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ).


Research areas and keywords


  • BL Religion
  • BM Judaism
  • BR Christianity
  • BS The Bible
  • BX Christian Denominations
  • BT Doctrinal Theology
  • PN0441 Literary History
  • PN0080 Criticism

Research outputs (15)

View all

Prof. activities and awards (39)

View all

Media coverage (2)

View all

View graph of relations