Biblical Studies, Hebrew Bible, Old Testament
Dr. Nyasha Junior is a biblical scholar who holds a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary. Her research and teaching focus on the intersections of religion, race, and gender. Her current research focuses on 19th-century evangelist Jarena Lee. Dr. Junior’s public scholarship has appeared in The Washington Post, Buzzfeed, Religion and Politics, and other media outlets. She is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature. She is on sabbatical for the 2018-19 academic year.
- An Introduction to Womanist Biblical Interpretation (Westminster John Knox Press, 2015)
- Reimagining Hagar: Blackness and Bible (Oxford University Press, 2019)
- Black Samson: The Untold Story of an American Icon (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)