Dean Richard B. Hays announced last week two new faculty appointments at the Divinity School. Brittany Wilson , currently a visiting assistant professor of New Testament, has been appointed to a tenure track position as assistant professor of New Testament. Wilson received her doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary and her dissertation, Unmanly Men: Refigurations of Masculinity in Luke-Acts, will be published by Oxford University Press. Her next project focuses on portrayals of Jesus’ crucifixion across the fourfold Gospel and how these portrayals intersect with Christology and ancient gender norms.
Jennie Barbour has accepted a position as assistant professor of Old Testament. Barbour received her doctorate from Oxford University, and most recently was a visiting assistant professor of religion at Amherst College. Her book, The Story of Israel in the Book of Qohelet: Ecclesiastes as Cultural Memory was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. Her current projects include a monograph on the history of interpretation of the Additions to Daniel, and a study of the idea of idolatry in the Old Testament. Her interests include the interactions of early Jewish and early Christian biblical interpretation, wisdom literature, and Aramaic texts and language.
The appointments will take effect July 1, 2013.