Area of Interest: New Testament and Early Christianity School: Vanderbilt University Email: email@example.com
I am currently a Ph.D. student in New Testament and Early Christianity at Vanderbilt University. Before coming to Vanderbilt, I worked among Indonesia immigrants in Southern California. This experience had a profound impact on the way I approach Scripture. I began to see the importance of reading the Bible from one's social location. The act of interpretation is no longer a mere academic exercise, but a dialectical conversation between the text and the struggle of the people. The text should be put and read within the real human life context. So, my research interests are mainly in postcolonial, racial/ethnic, and materialist theories in conjunction to the interpretation of biblical texts. After finishing my Ph.D. studies, I hope to find a teaching position in a university or seminary the U.S., and continue to work closely among Indonesian immigrants. Not only that, I plan to also work with people in Indonesia to produce academic works that are oriented toward social justice.
2014 CLF information for participants.