Nyasha Junior

N Junior headshotAssistant Professor

648 Anderson Hall
1114 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Feminist, Womanist, Biblical interpretation, Hebrew Bible


Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary
M.Div. Pacific School of Religion
M.P.A. Princeton University
B.S.F.S. Georgetown University


Dr. Nyasha Junior is an Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible in the Department of Religion. Her research and teaching interests focus on the intersections of race, gender, and religion. Her current research project focuses on the biblical character Hagar and her afterlives (under contract with Oxford University Press). In addition to her academic publications, Dr. Junior writes for general audiences at a variety of media outlets. She is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, and she serves on the Web Steering Committee of the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning.


  • An Introduction to Womanist Biblical Interpretation (Westminster John Knox Press, 2015)
  • “Tyler Perry Reads Scripture.” In Womanist and Black Feminist Responses to Tyler Perry’s Cultural Productions.
  • “Womanist Interpretation.” In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation.
  • “Disability Studies and the Bible.” In New Meanings for Ancient Texts: Recent Approaches to Biblical Criticisms and Their Applications. (co-authored)
  • “Exodus.” In Women’s Bible Commentary (third edition).