Faculty Profile: Nyasha Junior

Nyasha Junior

Associate Professor, Department for the Study of Religion

Nyasha Junior.Nyasha Junior is an associate professor in the Department for the Study of Religion. She is a biblical scholar who holds a PhD in Old Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Junior’s research and teaching focus on biblical texts and their reception history. She is the author of An Introduction to Womanist Biblical Interpretation (Westminster John Knox Press, 2015) and Reimagining Hagar: Blackness and Bible (Oxford University Press, 2019) and the co-author of Black Samson: The Untold Story of an American Icon (Oxford University Press, 2020). Her current research focuses on the writer and African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC) preacher, Jarena Lee.

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