Vincent Wimbush: Scriptures
Professor of Religion
Ph.D., Harvard University
Vincent L. Wimbush is professor of religion and director of the Institute for Signifying Scriptures. His current teaching and research interests focus upon the socio-cultural history, social psychology, anthropology, performativity, and politics of “scriptures” in society and culture. His area of expertise is Christian scriptures. He uses the complex engagements of such, especially on the part of subaltern peoples, as analytical wedge for ongoing theorizing and comparative research.
Curriculum Vitae & Recent Publications
(Jan 2009) Vincent Wimbush named President of the Society of Biblical Literature
(Dec 2009) School of Religion offers new Critical Comparative Scriptures programs
- Editor, MisReading America: Mimicry, Interruptions, Reorientation and U.S. Communities of Color (Oxford University Press, 2013
- White Men's Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery (Oxford University Press, 2012)
- “Abstinence,” in Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Hans-Josef Klauck et al, eds., (2009).
- “The Bible,” Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity Daniel Patte, ed., (2009).
- “The Bible as a Text in Cultures: African Americans,” in Curtiss P. De Young, et al, eds., The Peoples’ Bible (2009).
- “‘…no modern Joshua…’: Nationalization, Scriptures, and Race,” in Elisabeth Schuessler Fiorenza and Laura Nasrallah, eds., Prejudice and Christian Beginnings: Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Early Christianity (2009).
- “Signifying on the Fetish: Mapping a New Critical Orientation,” in Roland Boer and Fernando F. Segovia, eds. Future of our Biblical Past (2009).
- “The Work We Make Scriptures Do For Us: An Argument for Signifying on Scriptures as Critical Orientation,” in Elisabeth Schuessler Fiorenza and Kent H. Richards, eds., Transforming Graduate Biblical Studies (2009).
- V. Wimbush, ed., Theorizing Scriptures: New Critical Orientations to a Cultural Phenomenon (2008).
- Theorizing Scriptures: New Critical Orientations to a Cultural Phenomenon (2008)
- The Bible and African Americans: A Brief History (2003)
- V. Wimbush, ed., African Americans and the Bible: Sacred Texts and Social Textures (2000, 2001)
- V. Wimbush and R. Valantasis, eds., Asceticism (1995, 2002)
- V. Wimbush, ed., The Bible and the American Myth (1999).