Jeremy Scott Vinson is a religious history and African-American literary scholar from South Phoenix, Arizona. He was the 2012 Norton and Ramsey Religious Studies Scholar in Israel Scholarship recipient, and the 2013 Arizona State University Outstanding Religious Studies Graduate of the Year Award recipient. He is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary in New York City (2015) with a Masters degree in Religion, History, and Literature. His most recent research focuses on the psychological and emotional affects of masculinity in men of color. He currently resides in New York City as an independent scholar and artist.