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Dibley, Genevive

Genevive Dibley, Ph.D.
Director of Religious Studies; Adjunct Professor of Religion
Phone : 815-226-4090
Education: Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley and Graduate Theological Union
M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
B.A., Northwest University
About/Bio: Dr. Dibley 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 articles. Dr. Dibley has been invited to give papers at a variety of conferences in the United States and in Europe (SBL, CSBR, CBA, MWSBL, Lund Sweden, Bratislava Slovakia). Dr. Dibley serves as the New Testament editor for the Midwest Society of Biblical Literature journal Conversations with the Biblical World and as Vice 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 adviser for the student club R.A.M.S. 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 among many others.