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The Centre for the Social-Scientific Study of the Bible (CSSSB) benefits from a world-renowned group of international and interdisciplinary internal and external affiliates. These affiliates are committed to the scholarly endeavours of CSSSB and function as a pool or resources for research students.

Internal Affiliates

Prof Chris Keith

Director of CSSSB and Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity
Email: chris.keith@stmarys.ac.uk
Tel: 020 8240 4159
Specialist areas: New Testament; historical Jesus; social/cultural memory; Jewish and Christian scribal culture; literacy and textuality

Peary Brug

Psychology Programme Director
Email: peary.brug@stmarys.ac.uk
Tel: 020 8240 4342
Specialist areas: social psychology; group identity; research methods

Prof James Crossley

Professor of Bible, Society, and Politics
Email: james.crossley@stmarys.ac.uk
Blog
Specialist areas: historical Jesus; Jewish law; reception history; social history of contemporary scholarship; the Bible and religion in contemporary political discourse

Dr Mark Donnelly

Teaching Fellow - History
Email: mark.donnelly@stmarys.ac.uk
Tel: 020 8240 4080
Specialist areas: historiography; memory theory; 1960s Britain

Dr Tarcisius Mukuka

Lecturer and Research Fellow in Biblical Studies
Email: tarcisius.mukuka@stmarys.ac.uk
Tel: 020 8240 4221
Specialist areas: Bible; postcolonial interpretation; biblical languages

Prof Steve Walton

Professor of New Testament
Email: steve.walton@stmarys.ac.uk
Blog
Specialist areas: Luke-Acts; Paul; NT Greek


External Affiliates

Prof Philip Esler

University of Gloucestershire, UK
Specialist areas: Social-scientific interpretation of biblical and extra-biblical texts; Bible and theology; 1 Enoch; Dead Sea legal papyri; Bible and the visual arts
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Dr Charles Halton

Louisville, KY
Specialist areas: Hebrew prophets; Old Testament Theology; Mespotamian studies; women in the ancient world; scribal culture
Personal website

Dr Louise Lawrence

University of Exeter, UK
Specialist areas: Gospels, esp. Gospel of Matthew; ethnography; cultural anthropology; disability studies
Profile

Dr Anthony Le Donne

United Theological Seminary, USA
Specialist areas: historical Jesus; historiography; memory theory; Jewish/Christian dialogue
Blog

Dr Paul Middleton

University of Chester, UK
Specialist areas: New Testament; martyrdom; Gospels; Revelation
Profile

Dr Bennie Reynolds

Charleston, SC USA
Specialist areas: Hebrew Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, Ancient and Modern Apocalypticism
Blog

Prof Rafael Rodríguez

Johnson University, USA
Specialist areas: ancient media culture; Gospel of Luke; historical Jesus; memory theory
Blog

Dr Sarah Rollens

Rhodes College, USA
Specialist areas: Christian origins, social theories of religion, scribalism in the Roman Empire, ancient identity formation, violence in the Bible, and Synoptic Gospels/Q 
Personal website

Prof Anders Runesson

University of Oslo, Norway
Specialist areas: synagogues; Gospel of Matthew; historical Jesus; Jewish context of early Christianity; Paul
Personal website

Dr Ruth Sheridan

Oxford University, UK/Sydney University, Australia
Specialist areas: Gospel of John; anti-Judaism in the Bible; use of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in the New Testament
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Dr Minna Shkul

Sheffield University, UK
Specialist areas: deutero-Pauline epistles; second century Christianity; social identity
Profile

Prof Christopher Skinner

University of Mount Olive, USA
Specialist areas: Gospel of John; Gospel of Thomas; Gospel of Mark; narrative criticism
Personal website | Blog

Dr Katherine Southwood

Oxford University, UK
Specialist areas:
 Ezra-Nehemiah; Judges; interdisciplinary approaches to the Hebrew Bible; cultural anthropology
Profile

Dr Mikael Tellbe

Örebro School of Theology, Sweden
Specialist areas: Paul, Pauline literature; social identity
Profile

Prof Tom Thatcher

Cincinnati Christian University, USA
Specialist areas: Johannine Literature; historical Jesus; memory theory; ancient media culture

Prof Tommy Wasserman

Ansgar Teologiske Høgskole, Norway/Örebro School of Theology, Sweden
Specialist areas: New Testament textual criticism; palaeography; Hebrews; Catholic Letters; History of reception
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