Cavan Concannon

John R. Tansey Chair in Christian Ethics and Professor of Religion

Research & Practice Areas

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

Center, Institute & Lab Affiliations

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


  • 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
  • PostDoctoral Appointments

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

    Visiting and Temporary Appointments

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

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

  • Book

    • 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 Chapters

    • 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.
    • Contributions to Bible Odyssey, Entries on “Paul: Authorship” and “Military Veterans at Philippi”, 2014-2015
    • 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
  • Committees

    • Member, School of Religion Undergraduate Studies Committee, 2014 –
  • Committees

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