Dr. Karri Alldredge
Assistant Professor of New Testament
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AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- New Testament
- Queer Hermeneutics
- Violence, Trauma, and Peacebuilding
- Gender and Sexuality
- Race and Ethnicity
- BA, St. Olaf College
- MDiv, Union Theological Seminary (NYC)
- STM, Union Theological Seminary (NYC)
- PhD, Drew University
Karri (Whipple) Alldredge joined LSTC in 2023 as Assistant Professor of New Testament. Her current research focuses on the ways in which trauma and violence shape biblical texts and how these texts continue to both perpetuate and provide hope in the midst of contemporary violence. Dr. Alldredge’s research on trauma is particularly informed by her broader work in queer hermeneutics and womanist/feminist dialogical biblical interpretation.
Dr. Alldredge teaches courses focused on how interpretations of sacred texts influence societal power structures, especially with regard to gender, sexuality and race/ethnicity. Her classes foster learning communities in which members can explore questions about identity, marginalization and justice within antiquity and today.
Dr. Alldredge is committed to addressing the role of religion in responding to issues of LGBTQIA+ rights, trans-exclusionary legislation, gender-based violence, and white supremacism through her work with grassroots organizations and United Nations NGOs. Prior to joining the LSTC faculty, Dr. Alldredge taught at St. Mary’s University (TX), New York University, and Rutgers University.
- Inclusive Teaching Certification, New York University, 2021.
- “Building Expansive Learning Communities” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 37.2, 2021.
- “White Folx at the Borders: Trauma-Informed Preparations for Intercultural Biblical Encounters” Bible and Critical Theory 30.1, 2021.
- “The Challenges of Feminist-Womanist-Queer Relationality” with Angela N. Parker, lectio difficilior Journal for Feminist Exegesis, 2021.2, 2021.
- “Social Interaction: New Testament” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies, ed. Julia M. O’Brien. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
- “Embodying Tradition, Seeking Transformation: Glimpsing Asceticism(s) in the New Testament” in Orthodox Monasticism Past and Present, ed. J. A. McGuckin. New York: Theotokos Press, 2014.