Professor of Religious Studies
- Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
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.