Ki-Eun Jang

Ki-Eun Jang.

Assistant Professor of Bible in Global Cultures

General Information
441 East Fordham Road
Duane Library 138
Bronx, NY 10458

Email: [email protected]

  • Ki-Eun Jang is an interdisciplinary scholar with a specialization in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Middle Eastern Studies. With a focused interest in advancing socially engaged humanities in the study of the Hebrew Bible, her research engages both the social world of the ancient Middle East that produced the Hebrew Bible and our intellectual legacy of modernity that shapes the ways in which we conceived of the past. Her current book project, based on her dissertation from New York University, pays attention to the role of racial thinking in the history of the humanities and the influence of such an intellectual paradigm on the interpretation of received materials from antiquity with a focus on the formation of social identity and its textual representation though the category of ‘gentilics.’ By way of cross-disciplinary inquiries into the shifting logic of belonging to identity labels, this project seeks to develop the dialogue between ancient and modern discourses on struggles over identification. 

    Prior to joining the Theology Department at Fordham University in 2022, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York.

  • Ph.D., New York University
    M.Phil., New York University
    M.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    B.A., Korea University

  • Literary History of the Hebrew Bible; Historiography of Theories of Race and Ethnicity; Scribal and legal Identities in the Hebrew Bible; Migration Literatures and Diaspora Studies; Postcolonial Criticism in Biblical Studies; Receptions of the Bible in the Global East; Ancient Middle Eastern Languages and Linguistics

  • “The ‘Energic’ -n of the Non-Prefix Conjugation in Ugaritic: A New Proposal.” Forthcoming in Semitica.

    “Debates about Migration Have Never been Simple—Just Look at the Hebrew Bible.” The Conversation (2022). 

    Review of The Finger of the Scribe: How Scribes Learned to Write the Bible by William M. Schniedewind. Ancient Jew Review (2022). 

    Review of Behind the Scenes of the Old Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts. Edited by Jonathan S. Greer, John W. Hilber, and John H. Walton. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 82/1 (2020): 152-55.