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Religious Studies

Davina C. Lopez

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Davina LopezPh.D., Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York

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Professor Lopez's research and teaching interests include Pauline studies; the Greek, Jewish, and Roman imperial contexts of the New Testament writings; and art and performance as critical modes of interpreting biblical texts and traditions. She also has interests and training in the interdependence of visual and literary materials, the study of gender and sexuality, theories and methods in the study of religion, and teaching and learning in religious studies. She is the author of Apostle to the Conquered: Reimagining Paul's Mission (2008), as well as several articles, essays, and reviews. A member of the Letters Collegium, Professor Lopez teaches courses in biblical and ancient studies that emphasize the relationship between ancient and modern worlds, methodology in biblical interpretation, and the continuing relevance of the Bible as a significant site for articulations of power relationships and community identity-construction across time and cultures.

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Davina Lopez, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, delivered "Birthing Modern Narratives with Ancient Worlds: The Histories and Heresies of Introductory New Testament Textbooks," the 2011 Columbia University Friends of the Burke Theological Library Lecture. Davina has also been named the Area Editor for Gender and the Study of the New Testament and Early Christianity for The Oxford Encyclopedia of The Bible and Gender Studies, a multivolume reference work from Oxford University Press. Finally, Davina had an essay published in Christopher Stanley's, The Colonized Apostle: Paul through Postcolonial Eyes.