Colleen Conway.

 

Colleen Conway, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies
Department of Religion

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Colleen Conway, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies
Department of Religion

Dr. Conway’s primary research focus is on the function of gender categories in biblical texts from literary, cultural and historical perspectives. Her book, Men and Women in the Fourth Gospel: Gender and Johannine Characterization (Scholars Press, 1999) explores the role of the female characters in the narrative of the Gospel of John. Behold the Man: Jesus and Greco-Roman Masculinity (Oxford Press, 2008), examines the way the New Testament authors responded to cultural ideals about manliness in their presentations of Jesus. Dr. Conway has also co-authored An Introduction to the Bible: Sacred Texts and Imperial Contexts (Wiley Blackwell, 2010), a textbook designed for a one semester course introducing the Bible to undergraduates. Her current book project examines how artistic and literary depictions of the characters of Jael and Sisera (Judges 4-5) reflect wide-ranging cultural debates about sex and gender roles.