Angela Kim Harkins, Vice Chair

Professor of New Testament / Professor Ordinaria
Boston College

Angela Kim Harkins (2003 Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in the northwest side of Chicago. She is an Associate Professor of New Testament at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. In 2014-2016, Harkins was a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow at the University of Birmingham in England where she conducted research on religious experience in the late Second Temple period. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament, and Ekstasis: Religious Experience from Antiquity to the Middle Ages a book series published by De Gruyter press. She is chair of Prayer in Antiquity Section of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and the Qumran Section of the International SBL. Harkins is the author of Reading with an ā€œIā€ to the Heavens (2012) and has collaborated on several edited volumes. Her most recent research interest investigates the role of emotions and grief in the generation of interpretation and visionary experiences in the late Second Temple period. Angela loves to garden and cook. She lives in West Roxbury with her husband who studies medieval theology and her son Joseph who is a violinist and an avid Wild Kratts fan.