The Spring 2020 Meeting has been cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The Fall 2020 Meeting will take place October 24, 2020, at 2:45 p.m.
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Christine Shea – Ball State University
Christine Shea is Professor of Classics and a former Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. A native of the Chicago suburbs, she earned her doctorate in Classical Philology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1984. She has published on Homer, Vergil, and the ancient romances as models for Christian narratives; film; the canonical Acts; the figure of Paul, et al. She is a longtime member of the Westar Institute/Jesus Seminar and of the Ancient Fiction and Jewish and Christian Narrative Section of the SBL. She serves as Secretary of the Westar Board of Directors and has co-edited two volumes of papers for the Ancient Fiction group.
The Winter 2021 Meeting will take place January 23, 2021, at 2:45 p.m.
McCormick Theological Seminary
Eunyung Lim – Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Eunyung Lim is Assistant Professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Lim’s research pays close attention to the marginalized voices in the New Testament, such as children, women, and other minorities, and focuses on how their portrayals function in early Christian literature. Her forthcoming book, Entering God’s Kingdom (Not) Like a Little Child, illuminates the diverse ways early Christ followers associated childlikeness with God’s kingdom by situating the Gospel of Matthew, 1 Corinthians, and the Gospel of Thomas within ancient discourses and practices related to children. She holds both a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Theology from Harvard University.
The Spring 2021 Meeting will take place April 17, 2021, at 2:45 p.m.
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