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Julián A. González Holguín

Associate Professor of Old Testament

Consortial Faculty
At the GTU since
(510) 204-0730

As a biblical scholar and educator, I seek to connect the practice of biblical interpretation with the issues of social justice, migration, and violence. I see the classroom as a creative and liberating space where a learning community engages the biblical text and the world. I teach about using critical perspectives to understand the role of readers in the interpretation of religious traditions and the permutation of religious views into political frameworks to understand the other in the contemporary world of nation-states, increasing socio-economic crises, and environmental degradation.

Degrees and Certifications

PhD, Southern Methodist University, 2015

MDiv, Baylor University, 2010

BS, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2006

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Political Theory
  • Critical Theory
  • Cultural Studies
Selected Publications
  • Cain, Abel, and the Politics of God: an Agambenian Reading of Gen. 4:1-16, Routledge, 2017.
  • "Lev. 24:10-23: An Outsider Perspective," Hebrew Studies 55 (2015).
Courses Taught
  • Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Reading Isaiah
  • Introduction to the Minor Prophets
  • Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
  • Film and the Hebrew Bible