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Jennifer T. Kaalund, Ph.D.

Photo of Jennifer KaalundAssistant Professor of Religious Studies

Ph.D. New Testament and Early Christianity, Drew University, 2015
STM New Testament, Union Theology Seminary NYC, 2008
M.Th. Biblical Studies, Seton Hall University, 2007
BA Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997

Dr. Jennifer Kaalund joined the faculty of the Religious Studies Department in the Fall of 2016.
Her research interests include Christian Scriptures, African American history and culture, the Bible in popular culture and the study of early Christianity in its Roman imperial context with a focus on womanist hermeneutics and postcolonial and cultural studies. Her dissertation, “Dis/locating Diaspora: Reading Hebrews and 1 Peter with the African American Great Migration,” explores the constructed and contested Christian-Jewish identities in Hebrews and 1 Peter as read through the lens of the “New Negro,” a twentieth century African American identity construct.