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About Susanna Laing Drake

Susanna Drake teaches courses in biblical studies, religion in late antiquity, and early Jewish Christian relations. She received a B.A. from Grinnell College (2000) and a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School (2003). In 2008, she finished her dissertation at Duke University, titled "Sexing the Jew: Early Christian Constructions of Jewishness."
EDUCATION:BA Grinnell College; MTS Harvard Divinity School; PhD Duke University.
Susanna Drake has been teaching at Macalester College since 2008.


Present Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Macalester College


Research Interests


  • Hebrew Bible
  • Women in the Bible
  • Conquering the Flesh: Renunciation of Sex and Food in the Christian Tradition
  • New Testament
  • Orthodoxy and Heresy in Early Christianity

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