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.