- Principal and Dean, and Professor of Theology, St. Stephen’s College, University of Alberta (2018–)
- Affiliate Member, School of Religious Studies, McGill University (2017–)
- Lecturer, Concordia University of Edmonton and The King’s University (2017–2018)
- Faculty Lecturer, McGill University (2014–2017)
- CERC Research Affiliate, University of British Columbia (2014–2015)
- FRQSC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, McGill University (2012–2014)
- Ph.D., University of Manchester (2012)
- M.A., Trinity Western University (2007)
- B.A., Taylor University College and Seminary (2004)
- Resurrection in Paul: Cognition, Metaphor, and Transformation. ECL 19. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016.
- Coming Back to Life: The Permeability of Past and Present, Mortality and Immortality, Death and Life in the Ancient Mediterranean. Edited by Frederick S. Tappenden and Carly Daniel-Hughes. Forward by Gregory Nagy. Montreal, QC: McGill University Library and Archives, 2017.
- “Embodiment, Folk Dualism, and the Convergence of Cosmology and Anthropology in Paul’s Resurrection Ideals.” Biblical Interpretation 23 (2015): 428–55.
- “On the Difficulty of Molding a Rock: The Negotiation of Peter’s Reputation in Early Christian Memory.” Pages 263–87 in Memory and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity: A Conversation with Barry Schwartz. Edited by Tom Thatcher. SemeiaSt 78. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2014.
- “Luke and Paul in Dialogue: Ritual Meals and Risen Bodies as Instances of Conceptual Blending.” Pages 203–28 in Resurrection of the Dead: Biblical Traditions in Dialogue. Edited by Geert Van Oyen and Tom Shepherd. BETL 249. Louven: Peeters, 2012.
- “Aural-Performance, Conceptual Blending, and Intertextuality: The (Non-)Use of Scripture in Luke 24.45–48.” Pages 180–200 in Biblical Interpretation in Early Christian Gospels Volume 3: The Gospel of Luke. Edited by Thomas R. Hatina. LNTS 376. London: T&T Clark, 2010.
Research Grants and Awards
- Manfred Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise (2017)
- SSHRC Connection Grant (2015), “Religion in the Text and on the Ground: The Convergence of Historiography and Ethnography in Religious Studies.” Frederick S. Tappenden (PI), Edward Slingerland, and Torrance J. Kirby
- SSHRC Connection Grant (2014), “Coming Back to Life: Performance, Memory, and Cognition in the Ancient Mediterranean.” Frederick S. Tappenden (co-PI), Ellen Aitken (co-PI), Carly Daniel-Hughes, and Amy Buckland
- FRQSC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2012), “Embodying Hermeneutics: Early Christian Creativity and the Post-Pauline Construction of Hope”
- Founders Prize, Canadian Society of Biblical Studies (2011)
Academic Service to Professional Organisations
- Co-Chair, SBL Program Unit ‘Religious Experience in Antiquity’ (2017–); steering committee (2016–)
- Steering Committee, SBL Program Unit ‘Mind, Society, and Religion in the Biblical World’ (2017–)
- Editor of Early Christianity, The Database of Religious History (2013–)
- Society of Biblical Literature
- American Academy of Religion
- Canadian Society of Biblical Studies
- Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions
- McGill Centre for Research on Religion
- Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies
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