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Nyasha Junior, Ph. D.

Biblical Scholar | Teacher | Speaker


Modern Scholarship.

Ancient Texts.

New Perspectives.



Modern Scholarship.

Ancient Texts.

New Perspectives.







about | Modern Scholarship. Ancient Texts. New Perspectives.


I’m an amateur and professional bookworm. I’m passionate about helping people to become careful and critical readers of texts, including biblical texts. When I’m not reading, teaching, or doing various scholarly things, I’m at CrossFit, on Twitter, or watching Law & Order.

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I received a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an M.P.A. from Princeton University. After brief stint in the corporate world, I earned an M.Div. from Pacific School of Religion and a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary. My research interests include literary approaches to biblical narrative and feminist and womanist biblical interpretation. I have been awarded fellowships from The Fund for Theological Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Association of Theological Schools. Currently, I am writing a book on womanist biblical interpretation.


I am proud to be an Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at the Howard University School of Divinity. I teach courses in biblical studies, including introductory courses in Old Testament and elective courses such as Feminist and Womanist Biblical Interpretation and the Bible and African-American Literature.


I provide one-of-a-kind speaking events for curious people interested in the Bible and biblical scholarship. My expertise and experience as biblical scholar and teacher allow me to speak in clear and concise terms about the Bible and how it is interpreted. Using creative and interactive methods, I help people to read biblical texts in new ways.

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     • 4-week Bible study “Reinterpreting Ruth”

     • 1-hour workshop “Beyond What Not to Wear: Women in the Academy”

     • Keynote conference presentation “Women in Leadership: In Whose Image”

     • Church anniversary address “Do You Know Where You’re Going to?”

     • Guest lecture “Job’s Wife”


Curious about the Bible, biblical scholarship, or life in the academy? Want an interactive, challenging, fun event that will keep them talking? Contact me!