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BookTALK: PTS Faculty Series

This guide contains resources that complement the Faculty Series sponsored by the Center for Writing and Learning Support and Barbour Library.

Library & Online Resources

Jennifer Kaalund

Dr. Jennifer T. Kaalund is associate professor of New Testament, a position she has held since 2021. She is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, where she serves as an editorial board member for the Bible Odyssey and co-chair of the steering committee for “Space, Place, and Lived Experience in Antiquity.” She is also a member of the American Academy of Religion, the North American Patristic Society, and the Catholic Biblical Association, and she is an editorial board member for the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion. Her numerous publications and lectures include the monograph Reading Hebrews and 1 Peter with the Great Migration: Diaspora, Identity, and Place (Bloomsbury/T&T Clark, 2018), part of the Library of New Testament Studies series. She previously served as assistant professor of religious studies at Iona College, where she received the Junior Faculty Award in 2020. Kaalund received her Ph.D. in New Testament and early Christianity from The Theological School at Drew University. Her current research interests include contextual biblical hermeneutics, contemporary uses of the New Testament, and material culture.




Library Resources by Subject

Select Bibliography

The links below will take you to either (which supports local bookstores) or, where you can purchase the book.

Gates, Henry Louis and Gene Andrew Jarret, eds. The New Negro: Readings on Race, Representation, and African American Culture, 1892-1938. Princeton University Press, 2017.

Gregory, James N. The Southern Diaspora: How the Great Migrations of Black and White Southerners Transformed America. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2015.

Kaalund, Jennifer T. Reading Hebrews and 1 Peter with the African American Great Migration: Diaspora, Place and Identity. London: T&T Clark, 2019.

Locke, Alain (ed.) The New Negro: Voices of the Harlem Renaissance. New York, Touchstone Books, 1999.

Books in Barbour Library

Print books below may be checked out by PTS students, faculty, and staff, as well as local area patrons who have library accounts (requires an annual fee). Ebooks are indicated by asterisks, and are available to current PTS students, faculty, and staff only. 

For a complete list of titles, see the Display Bibliography, below.

Display Bibliography

Click the file below for a complete list of books used for a display at Barbour Library to support this event!

Articles in Barbour Library

Articles that are available online have links, and are only available to current PTS students, faculty, and staff. Articles without links are in the print journal collection.

Boone, Emilie. (2020). “Reproducing the New Negro: James Van Der Zee’s Photographic Vision in Newsprint.” American Art 34(2), 4–25.

Decock, Paul B. (2017). “Migration as a Basic Image for the Life of Faith: The Letter to the Hebrews, Philo and Origen.” Neotestamentica 51(1), 129–50.

Jones, Darryl L. (1997). “The Sermon as ‘Art’ of Resistance: A Comparative Analysis of the Rhetorics of the African-American Slave Preacher and the Preacher to the Hebrews.” Semeia 79, 11–26. 

Reich, Steven A. (2009). “The Great Migration and the Literary Imagination.” Journal of the Historical Society 9(1), 87–128.

Spencer, Jon Michael. (2017). “The Black Church and the Harlem Renaissance.” African American Review 50(4), 949–56.

Wilkerson, Isabel. (2016). “The Road to Freedom.” Smithsonian 47(5), 38–102