Nina E. LiveseyProfessor of Religious Studies; University of Oklahoma, College of Professional and Continuing Studies.
University of Oklahoma in Norman

Nina E. Livesey is Professor of Religious Studies; University of Oklahoma, College of Professional and Continuing Studies. She is a specialist in Jewish-Christian relations and Christian origins with an emphasis on Pauline studies.  She has a Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas and is the author of Galatians and the Rhetoric of Crisis (2016), Circumcision as a Malleable Symbol (2010), and several scholarly articles both on Paul and on second-century Christianity.  Her article, “Sounding out the heirs of Abraham (Rom 4:9–12),” which employs an interpretive method developed by Westar fellows Margaret Lee and Bernard B. Scott, appears in the online journal Oral Tradition.

Academic Credentials

  • Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
  • M.T.S., Summa Cum Laude, Phillips Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Liberal Studies, College of Liberal Studies, The University of Oklahoma in Norman, 2014–
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, College of Liberal Studies, The University of Oklahoma, 2008–14

Academic Service

  • Co-editor with Clayton Jefford of Westar’s journal Forum (2011–present)
  • Educational Coordinator, archaeological excavation in Huqoq, Israel (2012–2013)

Awards and Honors

  • OU Presidential International Travel Fellowship (2013)
  • OU Junior Faculty Summer Fellowship (2013)
  • OU Faculty Enrichment Grant (2012)
  • OU Presidential International Travel Fellowship (2011)
  • OU Junior Faculty Summer Fellowship (2009)