Advancing religious literacy

Maia Kotrosits

Maia KotrositsAssistant Professor of Religion, Denison University

Maia Kotrosits received her Ph.D. in New Testament from Union Theological Seminary in New York. She has co-authored two books: Re-reading the Gospel of Mark Amidst Loss and Trauma and The Thunder: Perfect Mind: An Introduction and New Translation. She specializes in Nag Hammadi literature, and her work creates points of contact between ancient Christian literature and readings in contemporary cultural studies and queer theories. Surfacing themes of violence, belonging, and collective experiences of pain and loss, she finds connections and disjoints between the ancient world and some worlds of the present. Most recently, she has focused on expressions of ethnic or national belonging within colonial contexts and the relationship between imperial violence and queerness. She edits the Bible and Cultural Studies series with Palgrave Macmillan.

Books

  • Rethinking Early Christian Identity: Affect, Violence, and Belonging, Fortress, 2015
  • Re-reading the Gospel of Mark Amidst Loss and Trauma (with Hal Taussig) Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
  • The Thunder: Perfect Mind: An Introduction and New Translation (with Hal Taussig, Jared Calaway, Celene Lillie, and Justin Lasser) Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

Academic Credentials

  • Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary in New York
  • M.Div., M.Phil., Union Theological Seminary in New York
  • B.A., Binghamton University

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Religion, Denison University, February 2014-present
  • Visiting Lecturer of Religion and Women and Gender Studies, Amherst College