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Jennifer T. Kaalund, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Jennifer Kaalund
Spellman Hall, Second Floor
(914) 637-2742 (914) 637-2742


  • 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 has research interests in 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 20th century African American identity construct.