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- patristics, early christianity, rabbinics, christianity, judaism, postcolonial theory, theory, midrash, talmud, new testament, second temple judaism, gender theory, queer theory, feminist theory, feminism, race, critical race theory
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- About Me
M Tong is a Theology PhD student in the Christianity in Antiquity field of study at Fordham University with research interests in early Jewish-Christian relations, gender and sexuality in antiquity, ancient slavery, contemporary theory, and theological anthropology. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Classics from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Divinity and a Master of Sacred Theology from Yale Divinity School. M is particularly interested in intersectionality and the ways in which group identities shape theological discourse, particularly in late-antique Jewish-Christian debates on gender, sexuality, and theological anthropology. She teaches ‘Faith and Critical Reason’ and ‘Classic Jewish Texts’ in the Fordham Undergraduate Core. M was selected by the Association of Jewish Studies to receive the AJS Dissertation Fellowship for 2018-2019. Also a finalist for the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, M will hold the AJS fellowship alongside the Elizabeth A. Johnson Endowed Scholarship she received from Fordham.
- Recent Publications
“Gender and Sexuality in Postcolonial Perspective,” in The Oxford Handbook of New Testament, Gender, and Sexuality (Oxford: Oxford University Press). (forthcoming)
“Categorization and Its Discontents” in The Architecture of the Academy: Processes, Institutions, and Power in the Academic Study of Religion (Sheffield: Equinox). (forthcoming)
“Reading Gender in Justin Martyr: New Insights from Old Apologies,” Studia Patristica: Papers Presented at the Seventeenth International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford, 2015, vol. 93 (Leuven: Peeters, 2017): 165-178.
Book Note on Rabbinic Tales of Destruction: Gender, Sex, and Disability in the Ruins of Jerusalem by Julia Watts Belser, Ancient Jew Review (September 24, 2018).
Book Note on Jews, Gentiles, and Other Animals: The Talmud After the Humanities by Mira Beth Wasserman, Ancient Jew Review (December 17, 2017).
Review of Regulating Sex in the Roman Empire: Ideology, the Bible, and the Early Christians (Synkrisis) by David Wheeler-Reed, Reading Religion (January 15, 2018).
Review of Making Memory: Jewish and Christian Explorations in Monument, Narrative, and Liturgy by Alana M. Vincent, Theology 119, no. 4 (2016): 305-306.
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- Ancient Mediterranean
- Expertise by Geography
- Expertise by Chronology
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- Colonialism, Gender, Migration & Immigration, Race, Religion, Sexuality, Slavery