Faculty & Staff

Research Assistants and Associates

Kat Hampson



Michael Hahn, Research Assistant

While working in real estate finance, Michael led community groups in Los Angeles for nearly a decade through his local church. It was there where he became passionate about promoting biblical literacy and spiritual growth among the distracted and impossibly-busy. In 2017, he packed up his career and drove across the country to study as a Master of Divinity student at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  He currently works as a part-time Research Assistant for the Center for the Study of Global Christianity. Michael holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles.



Julia Kim, Research Assistant

A child of immigrant parents from South Korea, Julia grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan in an immigrant church.  After serving in campus ministry overseas and international student ministry at Brown University, where she completed a B.A. in Anthropology, she moved to Massachusetts to pursue a M.A. in Religion, with a focus on intercultural ministry and Islamic studies, at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  Through her background and these diverse intercultural experiences, she was able to witness global Christianity firsthand, and is excited to share it with others through her research at the CSGC on Christian denominations around the world. Currently, she lives in Somerville, MA and serves at Park Street Church.  




Amanda Perkins, Research Assistant

Amanda grew up in Boston in the globally-oriented ministry of Park Street Church. She is an undergraduate at Bowdoin College in Maine, pursuing a B. A. in History and Environmental Studies with a particular interest in comparing urban life through space and time. Amanda loves data and design and is excited to work with the CSGC over the summer of 2017 to research Christian life and denominations globally and share valuable CSGC information through digital outreach. When she graduates next year, Amanda hopes to continue to pursue creative crossovers between Christianity and her interests in people, research, and design.



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