Christy Cobb

Christy Cobb

Assistant Professor of Christianity

What I do

I am Assistant Professor of Christianity in the Department of Religious Studies. I am also an Affiliated Faculty in the Gender/Women's Studies Department.


Christianity, gender, New Testament

Professional Biography

I am a biblical scholar with a focus on the New Testament and early Christian texts. I have a PhD from Drew University, an MA from Wake Forest University, and an MDiv from Campbell University Divinity School. My scholarship and teaching focuses on issues of slavery, gender, and sexuality in antiquity and I write on texts such as Acts, the Gospels, the Apocryphal Acts, and other ancient narratives. ​


  • Ph.D., New Testament / Early Christianity, Drew University, 2016
  • MA, Religious Studies, Wake Forest University, 2010
  • MDiv, Biblical Studies with Languages, Campbell University Divinity School, 2006
  • BA, Religion, Carson Newman University, 2000

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Feminist Studies in Religion
  • North American Patristics Society

Media Sources

Featured Publications

Cobb, Christy. “Enslaved Women, Women Enslavers: Kyriarchy And Intersectionality In The New Testament.” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 40, no. 1, (2024).
Cobb, Christy. Ancient Slavery And Its New Testament Contexts. Edited by Christy Cobb and Katherine Shaner. USA: Eerdmans Publishing Co. 1969.
Cobb, Christy. “Euclia's Story: Coordinated Sexual Violence, Sexual Assault, And Extreme Violence In The Acts Of Andrew.” In Sex, Violence, And Early Christian Texts. edited by Christy Cobb and Eric Vanden Eykel. 37-52 Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2022.
Sex, Violence, And Early Christian Texts. Edited by Christy Cobb and Eric Vanden Eykel. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2022.


Cobb, Christy. “A Book And A Body: Slavery, Gender, And Prostitution In The Acts Of Andrew." ” Female Corporeality And Religion Conference, Leuven, Belgium, 2023.
Cobb, Christy. “Enslavement And Christian Families In The Apocryphal Acts” Society Of Biblical Literature, San Antonio, Texas, Society of Biblical Literature, 2023.
Cobb, Christy. “Reopening The Open Ending Of Acts: Judaism, Dialogue, And Unfinalizability” Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting: "Luke-Acts With(In) Second Temple Judaism", Rome, Italy, Enoch Seminar, 2022.
Cobb, Christy. “Finding Female Family: Pleasure And The Acts Of Thecla” Rocky Mountain And Great Plains Regional Conference, Denver, CO, Religion & Bible Society of the Rocky Mountain Great Plains Region, 2023.
Cobb, Christy. “Possessions, Poverty, And Slavery: Wealthy Enslavers In Acts Of The Apostles” Society Of Biblical Literature, Denver, CO, 2022.


  • Dean's Award for Interdisciplinary Studies