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MemberJeremiah Coogan

…November 2020: “Before Griesbach: Reimagining the History of the Synoptic Problem,” Synoptic Gospels Program Unit, SBL Annual Meeting, Boston, MA

November 2020: “Reconfigured Matthew in the Second Century,” Matthew Program Unit, SBL Annual Meeting, Boston, MA…
…the Eusebian Gospel Apparatus in Medieval Greek Manuscripts.” Pages 29–46 in Canones: The Art of Harmony. The Canon Tables of the Four Gospels, ed. Alessandro Bausi, Bruno Reudenbach, & Hanna Wimmer (Studies in Manuscript Cultures 18; Berlin: de Gruyter).

2019 “Bib…

Jeremiah Coogan (PhD Notre Dame, 2020) is a scholar of the New Testament and early Christianity whose research focuses on Gospel reading, material texts, and late antiquity. In autumn 2020, he will begin the project “Expanding the Gospel according to Matthew: Continuity and Change in Early Gospel Literature” at the University of Oxford, funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Research Council. He is also a 2019–2021 Junior Fellow in the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School (University of Virginia) and was recognized as the 2020 Midwest Regional Scholar by the Society of Biblical Literature.

MemberAbigail Young

After finishing a Licentiate and PhD in mediaeval studies (specifically the history of mediaeval scritural exegesis), I found myself in non-traditional academic employment as a research associate at the Records of Early English Drama at the University of Toronto. There I honed my Latin and palaeographic skills, developed copy-editing skills, and learned to code C and HTML. But I found little time to give to the history of theology or exegesis, even to my chief interest, the Fourth Gospel. Now, in retirement, I am pursuing a long-desired goal of writing a commentary on that Gospel. It’s both a learning and a teaching experience.

MemberNicholas Elder

…yle”: The Endings of the Gospel in Greco-Roman Media Culture. Society of Biblical Literature 2017 National Meeting, Boston, MA. Synoptic Gospels Section. November 2017.

Echoic Intertextuality in Mark and Joseph and Aseneth. Society of Biblical Literature 2017 National Meet…

I am a PhD Candidate at Marquette University writing my dissertation on the affinities between the Gospel of Mark and Joseph and Aseneth from a media-critical perspective. My research engages the media culture of early Jewish and Christian narrative.

MemberDaniel Glover

I’m a Ph.D. student in New Testament at Baylor University. My research interests include the Gospel of Mark, narrative and redaction criticism, early Christian and Jewish use of the Old Testament, and the the relation of Judaism and Christianity in the first four centuries. In addition to reading and writing, my hobbies include playing tennis, guitar, and disc golf.

MemberChristie Broom

My main area of interest is in Biblical Studies with a particular focus on the interaction between legal and narrative tests in the Hebrew Bible. I have previously worked on issues of legal purity in Mark’s gospel, but more recently have moved toward Hebrew Bible rather than New Testament. Currently I am at the early states of research projects on Biblical material regarding Inter-Marriage and Source criticism in Deuteronomy.

MemberStephen Hopkins

I work on all things apocrypha in Medieval religious literature, taking a comparative philological approach. My dissertation tracks the transmission of infernal apocrypha (especially the Gospel of Nicodemus and Vision of St. Paul) across Old English, Old Norse, Middle Welsh, and Old/Middle Irish texts and translations. My idea of a good time is scrutinizing vernacular translations of theologically-oriented works, and thinking about the history of emotions and temporality. My favorite sport is etymology. I’m also into Ghost Stories (especially those of M.R. James), Horror, Medievalism (Tolkien and Lewis), and Vikings.

MemberEmily Vanchella

Emily Vanchella is a third-year music theory graduate student at UCSB. Her primary research interest is the application of topic theory to British and American rock music from the 1960s, with a particular interest in the Beatles. She is also interested in music theory and animation; North Indian classical music; and questions of world music analysis. She plans to teach university-level music theory. In addition to her theory and teaching activities, Emily is an active performer on the sitar and enjoys singing and playing the guitar in her spare time. As an undergraduate, she served as the music theory tutor and a teaching assistant for the self-designed music history course MUS 206: Topics in Music (The Beatles). Her primary instrument in college was the classical and jazz guitar, and she enjoyed performing as an alto in the school gospel choir. She also debuted several original compositions and arrangements at Agnes Scott College, and with the Atlanta Guitar Orchestra.

MemberMeredith Warren

Principally trained in both early Christianity and early Judaism, I approach religion in antiquity from an interdisciplinary perspective that challenges category assumptions about early Christian and Jewish literature. In my research and teaching, my goal is to showcase the intricacies of shared cosmological expectations among the communities of the ancient Mediterranean. I write about the intersection of cultural expectations in narratives from the Greco-Roman period, across religious boundaries, especially narrative-level rituals. My first book, My Flesh is Meat Indeed (Fortress; 2015) evaluates how John 6:51c–58 contributes to the gospel’s presentation of Jesus as divine in light of Hellenistic attitudes about sacrifice, divinity, and the consumption of human flesh. My next book-length project, Hierophagy: Transformational Eating in Ancient Literature, explores how performative consumption effects transformation in ancient Mediterranean narratives.