Associate Professor of Religion, Kalamazoo College

Dr. Petrey received his ThD and MTS from Harvard Divinity School in New Testament and Early Christianity and BA from Pace University in Philosophy and Religious Studies. He teaches courses in ancient Christianity and ancient Judaism, including the sacred texts that comprise the Bible for both traditions. His teaching and research explore the use and meaning of the Bible, early Christian thought, and the history of gender, sexuality, and kinship in Christianity. He is the author of Resurrecting Parts: Early Christians on Desire, Reproduction and Sexual Difference (Routledge, 2015) and Tabernacles of Clay: Sexual Difference in Modern Mormonism (forthcoming). He is the co-editor of several books, including Re-Making the World: Early Christianity and Categories: Essays in Honor of Karen L. King (Mohr Seibeck, forthcoming); The Bible in Latter-day Saint Tradition (Oxford, forthcoming); and The Routledge Handbook of Mormonism and Gender Studies (Routledge, forthcoming). He has been a research associate and visiting associate professor at Harvard Divinity School’s Women’s Studies in Religion Program. Dr. Petrey contributes courses in the Jewish Studies program and Women, Gender, and Sexuality program at Kalamazoo College.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Religion, Kalamazoo College