The Winter 2020 Meeting will take place January 25, 2020, at 2:45 p.m.
Catholic Theological Union
Laurie Brink – Catholic Theological Union
A Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa, Laurie Brink, O.P., is Professor of New Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and an associate editor of The Bible Today. Her publications include: “New Testament Archaeology,” in The New Jerome Biblical Commentary (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, forthcoming); Living the Word: Scripture Reflections and Commentaries for Sundays and Holy Days Year C (Franklin Park, IL: World Library Publications, 2018); “From Wrong-doer to New Creation: Reconciliation in 2 Corinthians,” Interpretation71 (2017): 298-309; Biblical Foundations of Spirituality. Touching a Finger to the Flame. 2nd. Ed. (Barbara E. Bowe, with contributions from Laurie Brink and John R. Barker; New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017); “The History and Archaeology of the New Testament,” The Catholic Study Bible, 3rd ed. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2016); and “Going the Extra Mile: Reading Matt 5:41 Literally and Metaphorically,” in The History of Religions School Today: Essays in Honor of Hans Dieter Betz (Mohr Siebeck, 2014). For five seasons, Brink was on the staff of the Combined Caesarea Excavations in Caesarea Maritima, Israel.
Leslie Hoppe – Catholic Theological Union
Leslie J. Hoppe, OFM is the Carroll Stuhlmueller Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union at Chicago. He is an alumnus of the joint program in religion of Northwestern University and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston.
He is the General Editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly and has served at President of the CSBR and the CBA. He participated in Joint Expedition to Caesarea Maritima and the Meiron Excavation Project and served on the staff of the USF Excavation Project at Sepphoris.
Jordan Ryan – University of Dubuque
Dr. Jordan Ryan is Assistant Professor of New Testament at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. He has been a member of the ongoing excavation at Magdala since 2012. Much of his recent scholarship has focused on ancient synagogues, the historical Jesus, and Galilee in the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
The Spring 2020 Meeting will take place April 4, 2020, at 2:45 p.m.
McCormick Theological Seminary
Jenny DeVivo – St. Xavier University
Dr. Jenny DeVivo is the Executive Director of Mission and Heritage at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. She received her BA in Religious Studies at Saint Xavier in Chicago, her MA in Theology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and her PhD in New Testament and Early Christianity from Loyola University in Chicago.
Rhiannon Graybill – Rhodes College
Rhiannon Graybill is W.J. Millard Professor of Religion and Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. Graybill is the author of Are We Not Men? Unstable Masculinity in the Hebrew Prophets (Oxford, 2016). Her current projects include a feminist study of sexual violence in biblical narrative and a commentary on the book of Jonah (the latter co-authored with Steven L. McKenzie and John Kaltner). She is co-editor of Rape Culture and Religious Studies: Critical and Pedagogical Engagements (Lexington, 2019) and a forthcoming volume on Margaret Atwood and the Bible. Her research interests include gender and sexuality, feminist and queer criticism, and the Bible and literature. She holds a PhD in Near Eastern Studies, with a Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, from the University of California, Berkeley (2012).
Troy W. Martin – St. Xavier University