Collin Cornell is Office of the Provost-Candler School of Theology Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow. Before returning to Emory, he taught for three years as a visiting assistant professor of biblical studies in the School of Theology at the University of the South (Sewanee). For one year he managed Sewanee’s Center for Religion and Environment, coordinated Sewanee’s Indigenous Engagement initiative, taught Old Testament for Duke Divinity School’s hybrid MDiv program, and served as academic dean of the Stevenson School for Ministry, a local formation project of the Episcopal Church.

Collin is author of one book, Divine Aggression in Psalms and Inscriptions (Cambridge University Press, 2020), editor of another, Divine Doppelgängers: YHWH's Ancient Look-Alikes (Penn State University Press, 2020), and co-translator of a third, Biblical ABCs: The Basics of Christian Resistance (Lexington Books, 2021). While at Emory, he will complete another book, Monotheism and Divine Aggression, for Cambridge University Press, and he will start another manuscript, provisionally titled, The Lords that Never Were: Early Judaism and the Gods of the Hellenistic Levant.

Collin is also coeditor of a forthcoming collection of essays by Brent Strawn, The Incomparable God: Readings in Biblical Theology (Eerdmans, 2023), and the author of two articles published in 2022, "Royally Enticing, Royally Forgetting: The Contribution of Psalm 45 within its Canonical Context,"  in Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 47 no. 2, and "The Life of God in the Hebrew Bible,” in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel 11 no. 4. 

Collin is a theological educator experienced in both traditional, accredited and emerging, nondegree programming, and he is a scholar with wide interests in religion-history, theological interpretation, and Native/settler issues.

The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University: “Q & A with Collin Cornell”