Meet Bible Odyssey Website contributors and find out more about their research and publications.

  • Christoph Uehlinger

    Christoph Uehlinger Professor,  University of Zurich

    Christoph Uehlinger is a Hebrew Bible/Old Testament scholar who taught on Bible, iconography, and ancient religion at the University of Fribourg for many years. Wider interests in eastern Mediterranean and Near Eastern societies and cultures allowed him to move to the University of Zurich, where he has held the chair in comparative history of religions since 2003.  

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  • Katy E. Valentine

    Katy E. Valentine Scholar in residence,  First Christian Church

    Katy E. Valentine is a New Testament scholar who studies the intersections of slavery, gender, and sexuality in the Bible. She is currently a scholar in residence at First Christian Church in Chico, California.

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  • David M. Valeta

    David M. Valeta Instructor,  University of Colorado

    David M. Valeta is instructor in religious studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Among his publications are "Crossing Boundaries: Feminist Perspectives on the Stories of Daniel and Susanna" (2013), “Daniel: Piety, Politics and Perseverance” (2010), and Lions and Ovens and Visions, O My! A Satirical Analysis of Daniel 1-6 (2008).

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  • Van Maaren -John

    John Van Maaren Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow ,  Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg

    John Van Maaren is an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg. He wrote his dissertation, “The Gospel of Mark within Judaism: Reading the Second Gospel in Its Ethnic Landscape,” in the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University. He was previously the Assistant Director of Academic Support, Grants and Fellowships, at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (2019-2021).

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