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Gina Hens-Piazza

Professor of Biblical Studies, Santa Clara University

Dr. Hens-Piazza's teaching and writing on the Hebrew Bible, the biblical prophets and cultural, literary and feminist studies have led her to assist parishes and RCIA directors in developing Bible study programs. At the Jesuit School, she also teaches courses like Reading and Praying the Bible in the Parish, the Old Testament as Literature in Culture, and Hebrew Language.

Dr. Hens-Piazza frequently lectures at national Bible institutes including Georgetown, College Misericordia, L.A. Catholic Bible Institute, and the Sacred Heart Bible Institute. She serves on the editorial board for Catholic Biblical Quarterly and is the author of The New Historicism (Fortress Press, 2002), part of the Guides to Biblical Scholarship series, and Of Methods, Monarchs, and Meanings: An Approach to Sociorhetorical Interpretation (Mercer Press, 1996).


  • –present
    Professor of Biblical Studies at the Jesuit School of Theology, Santa Clara University