I tailored my bachelor’s degree in History and Religious Studies primarily on the history of Christianity in Europe and the United States and the philosophy of religion. My bachelor’s thesis, “Allies and Opponents: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Billy Graham in the Civil Rights Movement,” adopted the paradigm of lived theology to explore the ways the theological convictions held by these leading public figures were manifested in their actions during the American Civil Rights Movement from 1952–1965.
During seminary, I focused on New Testament Studies and cultivated interests in New Testament Textual Criticism and the first-century Greco-Roman world. The title of my capstone research was “The Usefulness of Paratextual and Codicological Features of Manuscripts for New Testament Textual Criticism.”
While pursuing my ThM degree, I worked at the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM), a US-based non-profit organisation that digitises Greek New Testament manuscripts and hosts a digital library of manuscript images. My primary roles were in fundraising and organisation management. However, I took an active part in the academic side of CSNTM’s mission including working on multiple digitisation projects in Greece and the United States.