Photographer |  Christopher Descano

Photographer | Christopher Descano

I’m Nyasha Junior.

I’m a biblical scholar, author, and speaker. I write, teach, speak, and frequently tweet on religion, race, gender, and their intersections. My newest book is on biblical Hagar, and I’m currently co-authoring a book on Black Samson

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.

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.

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