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Rev. Dr. Gregory Cuéllar

Faculty Information
Location(s) McMillan Building
Department(s) Biblical Department, Faculty
Title(s) Associate Professor of Old Testament
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Office# 109 
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Texas A&M University, Kingsville, 1999

MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2000, biblical languages, with honors, Theta Alpha Kappa

Exams: Form-Critical Exegesis of the Psalms, Rhetorical Criticism in the exegesis of Hebrew Poetry, Themes of Journey in Biblical Theology, Postcolonial Biblical Interpretation. Biblical Hebrew, German Reading, and Spanish Reading.

PhD, Brite Divinity Shcool at Texas Christian University, 2006, biblical interpretation-Hebrew Bible (with distinction); "Voices of Marginality: Exile and Return in Second Isaiah 40-55 and the Mexican Immigrant Experience"



Joining the Seminary faculty in 2012, Rev. Dr. Gregory Lee Cuéllar serves as Associate Professor of Old Testament.

Dr. Cuéllar is an interdisciplinary and international biblical scholar. Prior to his current teaching position, he was Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts and the Colonial Mexican Imprint Collection at Cushing Memorial Library and Archives at Texas A&M University. His teaching experience reflects a strong commitment to ecumenical engagement—having taught courses at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, Hispanic Summer Program, and Seminario Metodista Juan Wesley in Monterrey, Mexico. Professor Cuéllar is a three-time grant fellow of the Hispanic Theological Initiative and 2012-2013 Junior Scholar Grant recipient of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies.

Dr. Cuéllar has presented papers at conferences in Spain, Mexico, South America, England, and Ireland.  He is author of Voices of Marginality: Exile and Return in Second Isaiah 40-55 and the Mexican Immigrant Experience (Peter Lang Publishing, 2008); as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. His book Empire, the British Museum, and the Making of the Biblical Scholar in the Nineteenth Century was published in 2019 by Palgrave Press. His book Resacralizing the Other at the US-Mexico Border: A Borderland Hermeneutic was published by Routledge Press at the end of 2019. The book Activist Hermeneutics of Liberation and the Bible: A Global Intersectional Perspective (co-edited with Jin Young Choi) was published in 2023.

As a biblical scholar, he is interested in alternative ways of reading the biblical text, in particular those that are rooted in a broader contrapuntal position of liberation. He has written on topics related to the U.S. Mexico borderlands, Latino/a immigration, race, and empire. Within the parameters of postcolonial theory, migration studies, museum studies, and various types of advocacy criticism, his biblical research seeks to expose the nefarious forms of power in Western hermeneutical and epistemological regimes.

At the juxtaposition of his interest in art and immigrant advocacy, he is also currently working on an art-based social action project called, Arte de Lágrimas: Refugee Artwork Project.