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.
- Ph.D., Emory University, 1997
- "The New Historicism and the Historical Jesus in John: Friends or Foe?" (Book Chapter) In Felix Just and Tom Thatcher (Eds.), John, Jesus and History Vol. 1 Critical Appraisals of Critical Views, Leiden/Boston: Bril, November 2007.
- Behold the Man: Jesus and Greco-Roman Masculinity., Oxford University Press, 2008.
"Philo of Alexandria and Divine Relativity." Journal for the Study of Judaism, 34(4), 471- 491, December 2003.
"The Production of the Johannine Community: A New Historicist Approach." Journal of Biblical Literature, 121(3), 479- 495, September 2002.
"Speaking Through Ambiguity: Minor Characters in the Fourth Gospel." Biblical Interpretation, 10, 324- 341, May 2002.
Men and Women in the Fourth Gospel: Gender and Johannine Characterization. Society of Biblical Literature, 1999.
- Recipient of $4,500 Faculty Innovation Grant from the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center, Seton Hall University. Project title: "Technology, the Bible, and Empire" (Summer 2004).
- Recipient of $7,000 Wabash Summer Research Grant (July-August 2000)