Access the latest, most up-to-date COVID-19 resources, policies, and news for faculty, students, and staff of the GTU here>>

Faculty Directory

Gina Hens-Piazza

Professor of Biblical Studies

Core Doctoral Faculty
At the GTU since
1992
(510) 549-5048
Degrees and Certifications

PhD, Union Theological Seminary
MA, Vanderbilt University
BA, Canisius College

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Prophets
  • Deuteronomistic History
  • Feminist Readings
  • New Historicism and Cultural Studies
Selected Publications
  • Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries - 1 & 2 Kings, Abingdon Press, 2006.

  • Nameless, Blameless and Without Shame - The Tale of Two Cannibal Mothers Before a King (II Kings 6.24-33), Liturgical Press, 2003.

  • New Historicism and Biblical Interpretation, Fortress Press, 2002.

  • Of Methods, Monarchs, and Meanings - An Approach to Socio-Rhetorical Exegesis, Mercer University Press, 1996.

  • "Jean-François Lyotard," in A Handbook of Postmodern Biblical Interpretation, ed. A.K.M. Adam, Chalice Press, 2001.

  • "Learning to Curse," in Praying as a Christian, ed. David L. Fleming, S.J., Review for Religious Press, 2000.