William Stell joined the Religion in the Americas subfield in 2018. His research interests include American evangelicalism, religious discourse on gender and sexuality, and religion in pop culture. At present, he is particularly interested in studying pro-LGBTQ movements within more conservative Christian communities and institutions from the mid-twentieth century onward. Among his recent projects are: a history of Princeton Theological Seminary’s LGBTQ student group from 1980 to 2000; a rhetorical study of contemporary Christian music (“CCM”) from 1990 to the present; and a reading of the Netflix series Stranger Things as a queer religious text. William completed a B.A. in Rhetoric & Culture at Wheaton College (IL) and an M.Div. at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he earned certificates in Theology, Women, and Gender and in Black Church Studies.