MemberCollin Cornell

…PhD, Emory University
MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary
BA, Columbia International University…

Collin Cornell is visiting assistant professor for the School of Theology at Sewanee: The University of the South. His dissertation, completed under the supervision of Brent A. Strawn at Emory University in spring 2018, addresses divine aggression in royal psalms and inscriptions. His interests include history of religions, biblical theology, and pedagogy.

MemberAnandi Silva Knuppel

…rth American Hinduism Steering Committee – American Academy of Religion
Transnational Religious Expression: Between Asia and North America Seminar Steering Committee – American Academy of Religion
American Anthropological Association
Society for Visual Anthropology
Visual Scholarship Initiative – Emory University
Graduate Advisory Council – Graduate Division of Religion [Current Member]
Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion…
…Emory University/Emory Center for Digital Scholarship…
…nd Emory’s Visual Scholarship Initiative.

Emory Center for Digital Scholarship

In addition to my dissertation work, I am a full-time Training Specialist and Special Projects Liaison at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. There I manage the Digital Scholarship Internship Program for graduate students at Emory University. My work at ECDS also includes active production and project management in digital publishing and multimedia projects….
…Ph.D. Religion –  ABD, Emory University (expected 2018)
M.A. Religion, Duke University 2011
B.S. Astronomy with Honors and Special Honors, University of Texas at Austin 2004B.A. Physics with Honors, University of Texas at Austin 2004…

I am current a PhD Candidate in the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University, an Editorial Assistant for the Visual Anthropology Review, and a full-time Training Specialist and Special Projects Liaison at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship.

MemberJ. Britt Holbrook

I earned a PhD in philosophy from Emory University in August, 2oo4. I’ve held teaching positions at Emory and at Georgia State University, both in Atlanta. I moved to Texas and became Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies at the University of North Texas (UNT) in January, 2005. In 2008, I became Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity (CSID) at UNT. In August 2013 I moved back to Atlanta, where I spent two years as Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech. I am currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

MemberMay Spangler

…1996    Ph.D. in French, Emory University. Dissertation Topic: “Monstrer Diderot”

1982   M.A. in Architecture, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, UP7, Paris

1978    Scholarship from the College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, winter and spring quarters, and traveling scholarship during summer

1974    Scientific Baccalaureate with honors, Paris

…nal of the Association for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts, vol. 7, fall 2001-spring 2002.
– “Le Copulorgarno” (short story). L’Atelier Z, June 2001.
– “The Saint-Bartholomew’s Fragmentation.” A poster for the exhibition “Science and Art: shared Frontiers” in the Schatten Gallery, Emory University, January-May 2001.
– “Un Portrait dans un coin de robe (Julie, lettre II-25).” Littératures, vol. 42, spring 2000.
– Review of Denis Diderot: Extravagance et génialité by Marie-Hélène Chabut. Symposium, vol. 54, summer 2000.
– “Avenue des Ternes” (short story). The Whi…

May Spangler was born and raised in Paris, where she graduated with a master’s degree in architecture from the École des Beaux-Arts. She also received a Ph.D. in French at Emory University in Atlanta, where she taught eleven years. Her publications include critical essays and short stories combining her interest in literature and architecture. She is the author of a memoir, “Papa a dit, Maman aussi,” and a student textbook and teacher manual, “Paris in Architecture, Literature and Art.”

MemberAnne Donlon

I am project manager for Humanities Commons and other digital initiatives at the Modern Language Association. Previously, I was a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow at Emory University, a position that was shared between the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library and the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. I am a member of the Journal for Interactive Technology & Pedagogy editorial collective. In addition to my interest in the intersections between libraries, archives, and digital humanities, I research and write about African American culture and the Spanish Civil War.

MemberElizabeth A Wilson

Elizabeth A Wilson is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University (Atlanta, USA).  In Fall 2019 she will be Visiting Whitney J. Oates Fellow in the Council of the Humanities and the Department of English, Princeton University.   She has been an ARC Research Fellow at the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales. She has held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.  She is currently working on a co-authored introduction to the affect theory of Silvan Tomkins (with Adam Frank, University of British Columbia).

MemberBrandon Wason

…• PhD, Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University, 2017. Dissertation: “All Things to All People: Luke’s Paul as an Orator in Diverse Social Contexts.” Advisor: Luke Timothy Johnson

• Master of Theological Studies, Emory University, 2009. Thesis: “Offer Me a Pure Sacrifice: The Eucharist and the Cultic Setting of the Didache.” Readers Lewis Ayres and Steven Kraftchick

• BA (Classics), California State University, Long Beach, 2006…

I work with special collections — archives, manuscripts, rare books — at Pitts Theology Library, Emory University. I have a BA in Classics from California State University, Long Beach (2006), a Master of Theological Studies (MTS) from Candler School of Theology (2009), and most recently a PhD in New Testament from Emory University (defended my dissertation in March 2017). My research is primarily concerned with Luke-Acts, ancient historiography, and rhetoric criticism. My dissertation, “All Things to All People: Luke’s Paul as an Orator in Diverse Social Contexts,” looks at Luke’s characterization of Paul in four main speeches in Acts (chs. 13, 17, 20, and 26). This dissertation looks at two issues related to the characterization of Paul in the book of Acts: (1) whether Luke, the author of Acts, makes use of the rhetorical exercise of speech-in-character (prosopopoeia/ethopoeia), and (2) what Luke’s purposes are in portraying Paul as a gifted speaker who adapts to different rhetorical situations. Thus, this dissertation looks at each speech individually, and then considers the cumulative portrait of Paul in Acts.

MemberL. Bellee Jones-Pierce

I am a graduate student in the English Department at Emory University. I passed my comprehensive exams in March, so now I’m reading toward my dissertation and working on things I had to set aside during exam preparation. My most recent research interests include homosocial relationships in medieval and early modern lyric poetry (specifically John Donne’s Songs and Sonnets), the use of form and lyric in non-lyric genres, and the seventeenth-century epithalamium. I am also interested in translation and periodization, and I find a great deal of joy in composition and the teaching of writing.

MemberRobert von Thaden, Jr.

…Ph.D.    Emory University, New Testament & Early Christianity, 2007

M.A.      University of Chicago, Religious Studies, 1998

B.A.      Muhlenberg College, Religion/German, 1995


I trained as a biblical scholar under Vernon K. Robbins at Emory University and use his sociorhetorical interpretive analytic to perform my biblical interpretations. In that role, I am one of the associate editors of the Emory Studies in Early Christianity book series (SBL Press) along with Bart B. Bruehler. As a teacher, I am a generalist who offers a wide selection of courses at my institution. I am the only biblical scholar in my department, so I offer the courses on biblical (and other sacred) texts as well as in the history of Christianity: Sacred Texts, New Testament & Christian Origins, Women & Scripture, Desert Mothers & Fathers, and Christianity. I also offer a range of other courses, such as: What Is Religion?,  American Religion, Death & Dying, and Apocalypse to Zombie.