Nina E. LiveseyAssociate Professor of Religious Studies and Liberal Studies in the College of Liberal Studies
University of Oklahoma in Norman

Nina E. Livesey is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Liberal Studies in the College of Liberal Studies at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. 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)