Area of Interest: Biblical Studies School: Drew University Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
My interest in scholarship is Biblical Studies, Hebrew Bible. I am a recent graduate of the Interdenominational Theological Center where I received a Master of Divinity degree and Candler School of Theology at Emory University where I received a Master of Theology degree. I conduct most of my research using narrative and ideological critical methodologies raising questions of the text concerning the minimal presence, or altogether absence of, and treatment of women in Biblical texts. I also highlight implications for 21st Century relevance and impact on women (highlighting women in ministry and in the Academy). One particular area that concerns me is violence against women. Research and dialogue engaging narrative criticism may be an effective way for scholars to help humans in general and women in particular, make meaning out of human daily experiences, especially as it concerns our relationship with God. I would like to participate in research that focuses on biblical narratives and incorporate narratives of the reader, to interrogate, comprehend as well as provide structure, meaning, and morality for human experiences. Narrative Criticism produces a conceptual framework that aides in our understanding of loopholes and gaps in biblical narratives that may contribute to moral, ethical, and theological understandings of the treatment of women. It is essential that biblical interpreters reclaim and reinterpret texts that solicit negative attitudes towards women and pronounce disparaging and disapproving judgments on us. Both women and men have to create the space and opportunities for women to reclaim our identities and render our own self-definitions. My core commitments and aspirations as a theological educator are personal and institutional integrity, spiritual growth and maturation, intellectual fortitude, creativity, self- motivation, efficient and effective preparation, acceptance of diversity, openness to communicate, to teach and to learn from all humanity.
2014 CLF information for participants.