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Jin Young Choi

Jin Young Choi, a native of South Korea, holds a Ph.D. in New Testament and Early Christianity. Her doctoral dissertation is entitled “Understanding as the Embodiment of Mystery: Approaching Discipleship in Mark on a Postcolonial Feminist Key.”

She has published a number of Bible study books and lectionary resources for church leaders and lay people in the United States and South Korea. She is an author of articles in Mark: Texts @ Context (Fortress, 2010) and The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies (2014, forthcoming). Her research interests include Synoptic Gospels, Pauline Epistles, body/embodiment in the New Testament, postcolonial feminist interpretation, Asian and Asian American biblical hermeneutics, and the global Bible.

As a fellow of the Theology and Practice Program, she benefitted from its collaborative and interdisciplinary curriculum, having opportunities to critically reflect on lives of faith communities, as well as on the role of theological education in the changing pluralistic society.

Choi started her tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in July 2013 (http://www.crcds.edu/faculty-2/jin-young-choi/). Being conscious of increasingly global nature of Christianity, her classes draw attention to how different communities read the Bible at local and global levels, as well as to the Bible’s religious significance and cultural function for the lives of people. She also received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Louisville Institute for the term 2013-2015 (http://www.louisville-institute.org/Fellowships/ggrantpast.aspx?id=15&year=2013).