Shanell T. Smith

Minister, Word and Sacrament

The Rev. Dr. Shanell T. Smith is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the Assistant Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, CT. Her passion for teaching and preaching is fueled by her desire to inspire and challenge by bringing together faith and intellect. Her scholarly interests include Feminist and Womanist Biblical Interpretation, Gender and Sexuality in the New Testament, and the intersections of Postcolonial, African American, and New Testament Studies, particularly with regard to the Book of Revelation. Her monograph, The Woman Babylon and the Marks of Empire: Reading Revelation with a Postcolonial Womanist Hermeneutics of Ambiveilence is forthcoming from Fortress Press.