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. Her publications include The Alchemy of Gentile Transformation (Lexington-Fortress, under contract) and Abraham’s Uncircumcised Children: The Enochic Precedent for Paul’s Paradoxical Claim in Galatians 3:29. (UC Berkeley – escholarship), 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 SE). Dr. Dibley is the New Testament editor for the Midwest Society of Biblical Literature journal Conversations with the Biblical World. In addition, she is Chair of the Society for the Abolition of Modern-Day Slavery and Consultant for the Evangelical Church Human Trafficking Taskforce. Dr. Dibley’s courses include “A History of the End of the World,” “Religion in America,” and “Sex, Slavery, and Society: Resurgence of the Slave Trade,” among many others.