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BA, Amherst College, 2000, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
MDiv, Harvard Divinity School, 2003
MA, Harvard University, 2006
Exams: Biblical Hebrew; Knowledge of the Field; Theology of the Hebrew Bible; Special Fields: The Reforms of Hezekiah and Josiah
PhD, Harvard University, 2010, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
, Dissertation: “The Development of the Hezekiah Complex: Literature, History and Theology”
Dr. Suzie Park joined the faculty of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2011. Previously, she was Visiting Professor of Religion at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
She completed her PhD at Harvard in 2010, writing a dissertation that traced the development of stories about King Hezekiah in the Hebrew Bible.
Dr. Park's primary research interest centers on the literary and theological interpretations of the Old Testament. In particular, she is concerned with the ways in which biblical literature reflects historical, ideological, and theological struggles, especially as they relate to the politics of identity. She has authored several articles and entries in various works, including “The Frustration of Wisdom: Wisdom, Counsel, and Divine Will in 2 Samuel 17:1–23,” Journal of Biblical Literature (2009) and “Transformation and Demarcation of Jacob’s ‘Flocks’ in Genesis 30: 25-43: Identity, Election and the Role of the Divine,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly (2010). She is currently working on a larger project looking at mimesis and identity-formation in the Hebrew Bible.