‌‌Robyn Faith Walsh


Assistant Professor

Ashe 512
Phone: 305-284-2192

Robyn Faith Walsh earned her Ph.D. at Brown University in Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean, with a focus on early Christianity, ancient Judaism and Roman archaeology. Her research interests include the letters of Paul, the history of the interpretation of the Synoptic problem, theory and method, and memory studies/cognitive science. Of late she has also been working on the influence of  twentieth-century Fascist Europe on Roman archaeology, as well as the influence of Romanticism on the field of early Christian studies.

Before coming to the University of Miami, Professor Walsh taught at Wheaton College (Mass.), The College of the Holy Cross, and received teaching certificates and pedagogical training at Brown University and Harvard University. She teaches courses on the New Testament, Greco-Roman literature and material culture. Her recent offerings at UM include: Introduction to the New Testament; Jesus in Myth and History; Paul: Letters and Controversies; The Greco-Roman Context of Early Christianity; The Bible and Film; Religious Issues in Death and Dying; Religion and Sports. Professor Walsh also teaches in Miami's URome program at the American University.

Course Offerings in Fall 2018:



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Upcoming Events

“Jesus in Berlin: Normativity in Classics and the Skewing of Early Christian Literature,” Session: Redescribing Early Christianity, Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Annual Meeting, November 2018

“Inheriting Romanticism in Religious Studies: Key Concerns and Methods,” Response on Race and Ethnicity panel for Session: Critique in Context: Surveying Key Categories in the Study of Religion, North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR); SBL Annual Meeting, November 2018

‌“Digital Humanities and Classical Studies: An Overview, and the Challenges Ahead,” keynote delivered with Edward Slingerland (University of British Columbia), Digital Humanities and Classical Studies, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany, May 2019

Past Events:

Panelist, Session: Honorary Session in Remembrance of Helmut Koester, SBL Annual Meeting - November 2016 - San Antonio, TX

Response to panelists, invited paper on the status of The Database of Religious History (DRH) digital humanities project, Session: Cognitive Science of Religion Group, American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Meeting - November 2016 - San Antonio, TX

“Invented Subjects in Greco-Roman and Early Christian Literature,” Session: Redescribing Christian Origins as a Textual Event: Communities, Schools, Networks, Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Annual Meeting - November 2016 - San Antonio, TX

“Reconsidering the Synagogue-Basilica of Elche, Spain,” Mondays at the Museum Series at Florida International University (FIU), Jewish Museum of Florida - January 2017 - Miami, FL