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Cavan Concannon

Assistant Professor of Religion

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Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. New Testament and Early Christianity, Harvard University, 2010
M.Div. , Harvard Divinity School, 2004
B.A. Study of Religion / Ancient Greek, UCLA, 2001

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Visiting and Temporary Appointments

Visiting Assistant Professor, Duke University, 09/01/2011-05/31/2014  

PostDoctoral Appointments

Post Doctoral Fellow in Early Christianity, Macquarie University, 2010-2011   

Description of Research

Research Specialties

New Testament, Early Christianity, Pauline Studies, Historical Jesus, Greek and Roman Archaeology, Theory and Method in the Study of Religion, Continental Philosophy

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

Corinth Excavations, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Trench Supervisor
Ostia Synagogue Area Excavations (OSMAP), University of Texas at Austin, Trench Supervisor



Concannon, Cavan and Lindsey Mazurek (Ed.). (2016). Across the Corrupting Sea: Post-Braudelian Approaches to the Ancient Mediterranean (Forthcoming). Ashgate.
Concannon, C. Letters from Corinth: Trade, Travel, and Diplomacy in the Correspondence of Dionysios of Corinth (In Progress).
Concannon, C. (2014). 'When You Were Gentiles': Specters of Ethnicity in Roman Corinth and Paul's Corinthian Correspondence. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Book Chapter

Concannon, C. (2016). The Acts of Timothy. More New Testament Apocrypha Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans.
Concannon, C. (2016). Negotiating Multiple Modes of Religion and Identity in Roman Corinth. Polis and Ekklesia (Vol. 2). Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature Press.
Concannon, C. (2016). "Introduction: A New Connectivity for the 21st Century" and "Early Christian Connectivity and Ecclesial Assemblages in Ignatius of Antioch.". Across the Corrupting Sea Ashgate.
Concannon, C. (2016). Economic Aspects of Inter-City Travel in Pauline Assemblies. Paul and Economics Fortress Press.
Concannon, C. (2014). Sibling Rivalries: On the Reception of 1 Clement in Corinth. One in Christ pp. 273-87. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock.
Concannon, C. (2013). The Archaeology of the Pauline Mission. All Things to All Cultures pp. 57-83. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans.

Encyclopedia Article

Concannon, C. (2013). "Corinth" in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Journal Article

Concannon, C. (2015). In the Great City of the Ephesians: Contestations over Apostolic Memory and Ecclesial Power in the Acts of Timothy. Journal of Early Christian Studies.
Concannon, C. (2014). ‘Not for an olive wreath, but our lives’: Gladiators, Athletes, and Early Christian Bodies. Journal of Biblical Literature. Vol. 133.1, pp. 193-214.
Concannon, C. (2013). Ethnicity, Economics, and Diplomacy in Dionysios of Corinth. Harvard Theological Review. Vol. 106.2, pp. 145-69.
Concannon, C. (2010). A Delayed Money Transfer in P.Vindob. G 31907. Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists. Vol. 47, pp. 75-85.

Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

Contributions to Bible Odyssey, Entries on "Paul: Authorship" and "Military Veterans at Philippi", 2014-2015   

Honors and Awards

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship Recipient, ACLS New Faculty Fellowship, 2011-2013  
Whiting Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Harvard University, 2009-2010   
American School of Classical Studies in Athens Fellowship Recipient, Jacob Hirsch Fellowship, 2008-2009   
Charles Eliot Norton Fellowship in Greek, Harvard University Classics Dept., 2008-2009   

Service to the University


Member, School of Religion Undergraduate Studies Committee, 2014-  

Service to the Profession


Member, Violence and Representations of Violence among Jews and Christians. Society of Biblical Literature Program Unit., 2012-  
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