Faculty Directory

Luis Menendez-Antuña

Assistant Professor of New Testament

Core Doctoral Faculty
At the GTU since
2016

Prof. Menéndez-Antuña is a PhD from Vanderbilt University where he completed his doctoral dissertation on Revelation 17-18 under the direction of Dr. Fernando Segovia. Previously to his doctoral studies, Menéndez-Antuña received a Master in Biblical Studies from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, and a Master of Theology from the Universidad Pontificia in Salamanca, Spain. He has also been a Fulbright scholar and received a Dissertation Fellowship from the Hispanic Theological Initiative and the Luce Foundation. 

Prof. Menéndez-Antuña has a number of published articles and book chapters ideological biblical criticism. He also has two forthcoming book projects on Revelation and on the role of biblical interpretation in the Global Era.  Prof. Menéndez-Antuña is bilingual in Spanish and English and has reading fluency in German, Portuguese, Biblical Greek, Hebrew and Latin.

Menéndez-Antuña also brings twelve years of activism and ministry experience.  He has worked in community organizing, HIV advocacy, homeless shelters, prison and with kids on the street.  Some of these areas of his ministry sprung from his involvement in Christian Base Communities inspired by Liberation Theology.

Degrees and Certifications
  • PhD, Vanderbilt University, 2016
  • MA, Vanderbilt University, 2013
  • MA, Universidad Pontifica Comillas, Madrid, 2006
  • BA, Universidad Pontifica, Salamanca, 2003
  • BA, Universidad Deusto, Bilbao, 2002
Research and Teaching Interests
  • Liberation Criticism
  • Postcolonial Criticism
  • Racial/Ethnic Criticism
  • Queer Theory
  • Gender and Feminist Theory
  • Revelation Studies
Selected Publications
  • The Global Text. Biblical Activism in the Age of Capitalism (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, under contract).

  • Thinking Sex with the Great Whore: Deviant Sexualities and Empire in the Book of Revelation (London/New York: Routledge, forthcoming).

  • “The Queer Art of Biblical Reading. Matthew 25:31-46 through Caritas Romana,” Journal of Religious Ethics, forthcoming.

  • “Cuerpos ambiguos. Un estudio comparativo del status antropológico y político de las mujeres en las Cartas Pastorales y los Hechos Apócrifos de Pablo y Tecla,” Ilu. Revista de Ciencias de las Religiones, 2016.

  • “Is There a Room for Queer Desires in the House of Biblical Scholarship? A methodological reflection on queer desires in the context of contemporary New Testament Studies,” Biblical Interpretation, 2015.

  • “Male-Bonding, female vanishing. Representing gendered authority in Luke 23:26-24:53,” Early Christianity, 2013.