Office hours: W 3:00-5:00pm
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. Beginning in Spring 2015, Professor Walsh will also teach in Miami's URome program at the American University.
Course Offerings in Fall 2016:
REL 121: Introduction to the New Testament
REL 325: Jesus in Myth and History
Dr. Robyn Faith Walsh Takes Star Wars to Class (March 5, 2017)
Is Star Wars a Religion? (February 2, 2016)
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