Tat-siong Benny Liew on Race and Academia

Dr. Tat-siong Benny Liew delivers a lecture entitled “Guess Who’s Coming to Discourse? Thoughts on a More Hospitable Theological Education”, on the issue of race and academia. The lecture was delivered at the inauguration of Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan as the seventh President of Claremont School of Theology, on October 23, 2013.

Dr. Liew’s lecture begins at 11:30 in the video.

A close friend of President Kuan, Dr. Liew is currently the Class of 1956 Professor in New Testament Studies at the Department of Religious Studies, College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA). Before teaching at Holy Cross, Liew taught at Chicago Theological Seminary and Pacific School of Religion/Graduate Theological Union. He is the author of Politics of Parousia: Reading Mark Inter(Con)textually (1999) and What is Asian American Biblical Interpretation? Reading the New Testament (2008). Liew has also edited The Bible in Asian America (with Gale Yee, 2002), Postcolonial Interventions (2009), They Were All Together in One Place? (with Randall Bailey and Fernando Segovia, 2009), Reading Ideologies (2011). He is also currently serving as the series editor of the Phoenix Guides to the New Testament and executive editor of the journal Biblical Interpretation (Brill). Born and raised in Hong Kong, Professor Liew is most interested and invested in reading and studying the New Testament across various academic disciplines.