School of Theology Welcomes New Assistant Professor of New Testament

in Alumni/ae News, News
April 23rd, 2019

Boston, MA – April 23, 2019 – Boston University School of Theology is pleased to announce the appointment of new full-time faculty member Luis Menéndez-Antuña, who will begin on July 1, 2019, for the 2019-2020 academic year. Professor Menéndez-Antuña will join the faculty as Assistant Professor of New Testament. 

Dr. Luis Menéndez-Antuña is a New Testament scholar specializing in hermeneutics, queer theory, postcolonial criticism, cultural studies, and biblical languages, especially as they illuminate biblical texts and contemporary cultural realities. He is a prolific writer and researcher, as he has contributed many articles and book chapters into the public discourse. His book, Thinking Sex with the Great Whore: Deviant Sexualities and Empire in the Book of Revelation, reveals his deep engagement with the Book of Revelation, drawing upon cultural and existential questions of the present, careful reading of the texts themselves, and cultural-critical theories and tools to open new interpretations. Professor Menéndez-Antuña loves teaching and has taught a range of courses in New Testament, including courses that engage biblical texts with cultural questions, gender and sexuality studies, and ministry. 

About this new appointment, Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore said: “[Professor Menéndez-Antuña] has expressed to me that he is overjoyed about joining our faculty, having been very impressed and grateful for all of you during the search and his visit here.” 

New STH Assistant Professor of New Testament Luis Menéndez-Antuña