Aliou Cissé Niang is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary in New York. His research interests include Postcolonial Criticism in conversation with Social Criticism and Cross-Cultural Studies.
Dr. Niang earned his B.A. in Religious Studies with a minor in history (Cum Laude) at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. He received a M.A. Th. (Graduate Dean’s Award of Excellency) at Logsdon School of Theology (HSU) in Abilene, TX, and a Ph.D. in Biblical Interpretation–New Testament (with Distinction) at Brite Divinity School (TCU) in Fort Worth, TX.
Dr. Niang is author of Faith and Freedom in Galatia and Senegal: The Apostle Paul, Colonists and Sending Gods (Brill, 2009); Text, Image, and Christians in the Graeco-Roman World: A Festschrift in Honor of David Lee Balch (Pickwick, 2012) co-authored with Carolyn Osiek. His forthcoming book is entitled A Poetics of Postcolonial Biblical Criticism: God, Human-Nature Relationship and Négritude (Cascade Books).