Nyasha Junior





I’m Nyasha Junior

Who am I? I’m a biblical scholar, author, and speaker. I write, teach, speak, and frequently tweet on religion, race, gender, and their intersections. I am passionate about getting into some good trouble by introducing people to new ideas and new ways of thinking about the world.

Scholar I’ve been a faculty member at Temple University’s Department of Religion since 2015. Prior to coming to Temple, I taught at the School of Divinity at Howard University and in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton.

I earned my Ph.D. in Old Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary. I hold an M.Div. from Pacific School of Religion and an M.P.A. from Princeton University. I earned my B.S. (with honors) from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

Author My first book is on womanist biblical interpretation. My newest book is on biblical Hagar, and I’m currently co-authoring a book on Samson. My public-facing scholarship has appeared in The Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, Religion and Politics, and other media outlets. Recently, I served as a consultant for the History Channel’s Jesus: His Life mini-series.

Speaker I’m a truthteller, a faith-shaker, and a lightbulb-moment facilitator. I don’t have a list of canned speeches. I create one-of-a-kind unforgettable events and workshops for academic and general audiences that are curious and ready for a challenge.

When you’re ready to connect, email me: njr@nyashajunior.com

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