Haley Gabrielle


Dr. Haley Gabrielle's research focuses on reading the New Testament with attention to important modern issues including colonialism, racism, sexism, heterosexism, and anti-Judaism. Her social location as a biracial South Asian woman in diaspora informs the theory, histories, and literature that she draws on in her work. Her recent research has analyzed topics including ambiguous racialization, Orientalism, coalitional identity, and agency. Her writing can be found in the Journal of Biblical Literature (2023), the edited volume Race and Biblical Studies (2022), and Bible and Critical Theory (2020). She is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Research Interests

New Testament, South Asian Feminism, Postcolonialism, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Race and Ethnicity Studies


Ph.D. Religion (New Testament), Emory University

M.A. Religion (Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies), Yale Divinity School

B.A. Classics (Latin and Greek), Kenyon College

Title: Lecturer of Religious Studies
Department: Philosophy and Religion

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Phone: (828) 262-3089

Office address
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