Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley and Graduate Theological Union
M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
B.A., Northwest University
Dr. Genevive Dibley is Director of Religious Studies. She is a rhetoric and narrative critic specializing in Jewish apocalyptic literature and the New Testament. Her current research interests focus on gentile reclamation as an evolving Jewish apologetic in the later Second Temple period through the lens of trauma studies. She is author of Uncovering Theologies: An Interactive Exploration of the Deep Structures of Interpretation (Glossahouse), Abraham’s Uncircumcised Children: The Enochic Precedent for Paul’s Paradoxical Claim in Galatians 3:29 (UC Berkeley, pub. diss.), The Trauma of Gentile Reclamation (Lexington-Fortress, forthcoming), in addition to various monograph chapters and journal articles. Dr. Dibley has been invited to give papers at a variety of conferences in the United States and Europe (SBL, CSBR, CBA, MWSBL, Lund Sweden, Bratislava Slovakia). Dr. Dibley serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the Jesus Movement in Its Jewish Setting and is President of the Chicago Society of Biblical Research. She is Chair of the Society for the Abolition of Modern-Day Slavery and Consultant for the Covenant Church Human Trafficking Taskforce, and is the advisor for the student club RAMS (Regents Against Modern Slavery). Dr. Dibley’s courses include: Hebrew Scriptures; New Testament; A History of the End of the World; World Religions; Sex, Slavery, Society; The Logic of Martyrdom; The Invention of Satan; and Jesus Goes to the Movies.