Jin Young Choi

Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins
Baptist Missionary Training School Professorial Chair in Biblical Studies

Dr. Jin Young Choi is Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins and the Baptist Missionary Training School Professorial Chair in Biblical Studies. She earned her Ph.D. in New Testament and Early Christianity at Vanderbilt University and was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Louisville Institute as part of the Institute’s Vocation of the Theological Educator Initiative.

By weaving biblical narrative together with diverse interpretative threads, her work focuses on the intersection of race/ethnicity, gender, empire, and early Christianity. Choi is the author of the book, Postcolonial Discipleship of Embodiment: An Asian and Asian American Feminist Reading of the Gospel of Mark (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and co-editor of the volumes, such as Minoritized Women Reading Race and Ethnicity: Intersectional Approaches to Constructed Identity and Early Christian Texts (Lexington Books, 2020); Faith, Class, and Labor: Intersectional Approaches in a Global Context (Wipf & Stock, 2020); and Systemic Racism and the Global Pandemic: Negotiating Race and Ethnicity in Asian American Biblical Criticism (The Bible and Critical Theory journal, 2020).

Attuned not only to the local church but also to the life of global Christianity, Choi has authored Bible study books and lectionary resources for the church and has given lectures and presentations to diverse audience—most recently for the Council for World Mission (2017-2019) and the Society of Asian Biblical Studies (2018). Her scholarship is also dedicated to the wider academic society in the U.S. and internationally. Choi has served the Society of Biblical Literature in several capacities and currently is a co-chair of the Minority Criticism and Biblical Interpretation steering committee and a member of editorial boards of Semeia Studies; and International Voices in Biblical Studies.