Dr. Vanessa Lovelace | The Interdenominational Theological Center

Dr. Vanessa Lovelace

Vanessa Lovelace

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Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

-B.A., San Francisco State University
-M.Div., McCormick Theological Seminary
-Ph.D., Chicago Theological Seminary


The Rev. Dr. Vanessa L. Lovelace joined the faculty of the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) as Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible in July of 2012. Before coming to the ITC she taught biblical studies at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Dr. Lovelace’s research interests are primarily focused on Womanist biblical hermeneutics and the intersection of race/ethnicity, gender, and class in biblical interpretation. She is especially interested in intersectionality and theories of nation as an interpretative tool for reading the national narratives of the Hebrew Bible. She is currently working on revising her dissertation, “Deborah and Huldah: Symbolic Border Guards in the Deuteronomistic History” for publish. She recently contributed the article “Religious Leaders: Hebrew Bible” to The [Oxford] Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies (forthcoming).

Dr. Lovelace is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She received her Ph.D. in Bible, Culture, and Hermeneutics from the Chicago Theological Seminary in 2011, a Master of Divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in 2000, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio & Television from San Francisco State University in 1985.

Office: Classroom Building Room 306
Phone: (404) 527-7746
E-mail: vlovelace@itc.edu