Jin Young Choi
Jin Young Choi
Dr. Jin Young Choi is Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins and the Baptist Missionary Training School Professorial Chair for Biblical Studies at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. She is the author of Postcolonial Discipleship of Embodiment: An Asian and Asian American Feminist Reading of the Gospel of Mark (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Her co-edited volumes include Minoritized Women Reading Race and Ethnicity: Intersectional Approaches to Constructed Identity and Early Christian Texts (with Mitzi J. Smith, Lexington Books, 2020), Faith, Class, and Labor: Intersectional Approaches in a Global Context (with Joerg Rieger, Pickwick Publications, 2020), “Systemic Racism and the Global Pandemic: Negotiating Race and Ethnicity in Asian American Biblical Criticism (with Wongi Park, a special issue for The Bible and Critical Theory journal, 2020), and Activist Hermeneutics of Liberation in the Bible: A Global Intersectional Perspective (with Gregory L. Cuéllar, Routledge, forthcoming, 2022).
Choi’s work has focused on the intersections of race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality, empire, and early Christianity, employing postcolonial feminist criticism and diaspora studies. As an Academic Fellow of the Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice at Vanderbilt University, she currently works on matters of religion, class, labor, and economic justice, engaging with a wider audience. Choi has served the Society of Biblical Literature in several capacities and is co-chair of the Minority Criticism and Biblical Interpretation program unit and a member of the editorial boards of Semeia Studies and International Voices in Biblical Studies.