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 at the University of Oklahoma. Her scholarly work focuses largely on Paul and his letters, with a more recent turn to Christian discourse from a rhetorical perspective.  Her scholarship includes Galatians and the Rhetoric of Crisis: Demosthenes, Cicero, Paul (Polebridge 2016), Circumcision as a Malleable Symbol (Mohr Siebeck 2011) as well as several articles. At present, she is working on a third monograph that pertains to Paul and his interpreters. Livesey served on the steering committee of Westar’s Christianity Seminar Phase I and presently serves along with Lillian Larsen and Jason BeDuhn as co-chair of the second phase of this project.  With Clayton Jefford, she co-edits Westar’s journal Forum.

 

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

  • Professor of Religious Studies, College of Integrative and Cultural Studies, The University of Oklahoma, 2019–
  • Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Liberal Studies, College of Liberal Studies, The University of Oklahoma in Norman, 2014–2019
  • 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)