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Sharon Jacob, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of New Testament


  • BC, Bangalore University, 1999
  • MDiv, Lancaster Theological Seminary, 2003
  • STM, Yale Divinity School, 2005
  • MPhil, Drew University, 2010
  • PhD, Drew University, 2013

Key Facts


  • Wabash Center, Workshop for Early Career Theological School Faculty. (2016-2017)
  • Drew University, Graduate Division of Religion, Merit Based Scholarship. (2006-2011)
  • Yale Divinity School, Class of 1956 Scholarship. (2003-2004)
  • Lancaster Theological Seminary, Award for Academic Achievement. (2002)


  • Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible, Committee Member (2015-present)
  • EFSR-Feminist Studies in Religion, Board Member (2014-present)
  • Drew University, Co-chairperson, Graduate Division of Religion Student Association (2008-2009)
  • Drew University, Administrative Officer, Graduate Division of Religion Student Association (2007-2008)
  • Society of Biblical Literature, Member (2006-Present)


  • Hindi, fluent
  • German, reading proficiency
  • Koine Greek
  • Biblical Hebrew

Recent Publications

  • Reading Mary, the Mother of God, Alongside Indian Surrogate Mothers: Violent Love, Oppressive Liberation, and Infancy Narratives 
    New York: Palgrave Publisher, 2015)
  • "Are We Ready to Accept this Savior Unconditionally." In Agora: The Liberal Arts at Luther College, Volume 27, No. 2. (2015)

Forthcoming Publications: 

  • "Flowing from Breast to Breast: An Examination of Dis/placed Motherhood in Black and Indian Wet Nurses." In Womanist Biblical Interpretation: Expanding the Discourse, Society of Biblical Literature (Spring 2016)
  • "Face-ing the Nations, Becoming a Majority Empire of God: Reterritorialization, Language, and Imperial Racism in Revelation 7:9-17." In Early Christianity: Walter Benjamin, Gilles Deleuze, Alain Badiou, and Judith Butler, Equinox Publishing Ltd. (Spring 2016)

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