Portrait photo of Professor Candida Moss smiling

Professor Candida Moss has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an historic learned society set up in 1780 by the Founding Fathers of the United States. She becomes one of 250 new members in 2024, nominated and elected by peers, honouring exceptional artists, scientists, scholars and leaders from around the world.

Professor Moss is the Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham whose research specialises in religion and public life, particularly the body and power in early Christianity. She is a well-known face in the US, where she regularly appears on CNN and pens numerous newspaper and magazine columns. Her latest book, God’s Ghostwriters, uncovers the story of enslaved people who helped create and spread the early New Testament.

I’m delighted to see Candida recognised by the American Academy. Her election recognises both the originality and quality of her own research and the ambition and international standing of the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion in which she works.

Professor Fiona de Londras, Director of Research for the College of Arts and Law