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Academics

Amy Meverden

Biblical Studies

Contact

aem2191@columbia.edu

Education

M.A.

New York University, 2009
Draper Interdisciplinary Program in Humanities and Social Thought
Thesis: The Pîlegeš of Judges 19 as Homo Sacer: Reading the Levite’s Concubine as Giorgio Agamben’s Bare Life Figure

M.Div. Fuller Theological Seminary, 2007
M.A.T. Fuller Theological Seminary, 2007
Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature
B.A. Colorado Christian University, 2003, Summa Cum Laude
Youth Ministry

 

Biography

Amy Meverden is a Ph.D. student in biblical studies at Union Theological Seminary. Her research interests include intertextuality and evangelical biblical interpretation of the New Testament.

In private life, Amy runs, practices Bikram Yoga, bakes a mean vegan banana chocolate chip muffin, and walks her brawny French Bulldog through Riverside Park.

Advisor: Brigitte Kahl

Publications


"Ebal, Eber, Ehi, Eldaah," The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, forthcoming.

"Daughter Zion as Homo Sacer: The Relationship of Exile, Lamentations, and Giorgio Agamben's Bare Life Figure" in Interpreting Exile: Displacement, and Deportation in Biblical and Modern Contexts. Edited by B. Kelle, F.R. Ames, and J. Wright. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011.

Book Reviews


Review of Lamentations in Ancient and Contemporary Cultural Contexts, eds. N. Lee and C. Mandolfo. Religious Studies Review 37, no. 1 (March 2011): 47.

Review of I am…Biblical Women Tell Their Own Stories, by Athalya Brenner. The Biblical Historian.

Academic Presentations


"Job and The Cross and the Lynching Tree," Future of Liberation Theologies Conference, February 2012

Guest Respondent to Walter Brueggemann, Reading Scripture through Other Eyes: Trinity Institute’s 41st National Theological Conference, Trinity Wall Street Episcopal Church, NYC, January 2011

“The Pîlegeš of Judges 19 as Subaltern and Homo Sacer,” Society of Biblical Literature, November 2009

“Anat and Deborah: Comparisons of Female Warriors,” Society of Biblical Literature, November 2008

 “A Diachronic Survey of Divine Warrioress Imagery in the Late Bronze Age, Early Iron Age I, and Second Temple Period: A Comparison of Anat and Deborah,” WECSOR, March 2008

“Postcolonial Feminist Hermeneutics and the Old Testament,” Old Testament Colloquium, Fuller Theological Seminary, October 2006

Academic Teaching


Adjunct Professor, Graduate Writing for Seminary Students (Spring 2011/2012/2013) Union Theological Seminary

Adjunct Professor, Content of the Old Testament (online) (Fall 2011) Union Theological Seminary

Teaching Fellow Experience


Teaching Fellow, Intro to the Christian Bible, Part 2: The New Testament (Spring 2013) UTS

Teaching Fellow/Guest Lecturer, Elementary Biblical Hebrew II (Spring 2013) Union Theological Seminary

Teaching Fellow/Guest Lecturer, Elementary Biblical Hebrew I (Fall 2012) Union Theological Seminary

Teaching Fellow/Guest Lecturer, Elementary Biblical Hebrew II (Spring 2012) Union Theological Seminary

Teaching Fellow/Guest Lecturer, Intro to the Christian Bible, Part 1: The Old Testament (Fall 2011) UTS

Teaching Fellow/Guest Lecturer, Elementary Biblical Hebrew I (June 2011) Union Theological Seminary

Teaching Fellow/Guest Lecturer, Elementary Biblical Hebrew II (Spring 2011) Union Theological Seminary

Teaching Fellow/Guest Lecturer, Elementary Biblical Hebrew I (Fall 2010) Union Theological Seminary

Assistant/Guest Lecturer, Judges Exegesis (Summer 2008) Fuller Theological Seminary

Teaching Assistant/Guest Lecturer, Advanced Hebrew Grammar (Spring 2008) Fuller Theological Seminary

Teaching Assistant/Guest Lecturer, Homiletics (Spring 2008) Fuller Theological Seminary

Teaching Assistant/Guest Lecturer, Homiletics (Fall 2007) Fuller Theological Seminary

Teaching Assistant/Guest Lecturer, Hebrew Writings (Summer 2007) Fuller Theological Seminary

Teaching Assistant/Guest Lecturer, Hebrew Intensive (Winter 2007) Fuller Theological Seminary

Teaching Assistant/Guest Lecturer, Homiletics (Winter 2007) Fuller Theological Seminary

Teaching Assistant/Guest Lecturer, Hebrew Prophets (Fall 2006) Fuller Theological Seminary

Teaching Assistant/Guest Lecturer, Hebrew Intensive (Fall 2006) Fuller Theological Seminary

Teaching Assistant/Guest Lecturer, Homiletics (Summer 2006) Fuller Theological Seminary

Teaching Assistant/Guest Lecturer, Homiletics (Spring 2006) Fuller Theological Seminary

Teaching Assistant/Guest Lecturer, Hebrew II (Spring 2006) Fuller Theological Seminary

Teaching Assistant/Guest Lecturer, Hebrew Intensive (Winter 2006) Fuller Theological Seminary

Teaching Assistant/Guest Lecturer, Hebrew I (Winter 2006) Fuller Theological Seminary

Parish Teaching


Adult Educator, Advent and Prophecy (Fall 2011) Trinity Wall Street Episcopal Church, NYC

Adult Educator, Leviticus (Fall 2011) St. Luke in the Fields Episcopal Church, NYC

Adult Educator, Psalms (Spring 2010) All Angels' Episcopal Church, NYC

Adult Educator, God's Economy: Old Testament and Social Justice (Fall 2009) Trinity Wall Street Episcopal Church, NYC

Adult Educator, Isaiah (Fall 2009) All Angels' Episcopal Church, NYC

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