Janet McDaniel

Janet McDaniel
Religious Studies
Adjunct Lecturer
RELS Main Office # 704-687-5188




Master of Arts in Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan

Master of Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School

Bachelor of Arts in Music and Theology, Valparaiso University


Research Interests

Intersection of gender, religion, and culture using the arts as a primary means of analysis.


Previous Teaching Experience

Broward Community College

Florida International University, Religious Studies and Honors College.
Recipient of Excellence in Teaching Award.
Faculty sponsor for the Honors College A Cappella group, HEARTbeats.


Personal Interests

Disability awareness and advocacy.  While living in Florida, she had a gubernatorial appointment to the Family Care Council of Florida, a State Board which advocates for individuals with disabilities and their families.  Additionally, she served as a Member of Miami Dade County Public School’s Superintendent’s District Advisory Panel for Students with Disabilities and Co-Chaired the Inclusion and Education Sub-Committee.

Dr. Sherman Is Heading to Heidelberg

   January 17, 2023

Dr. William E.B. Sherman has been awarded a fellowship to the ...

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Guarded by Two Jaguars: A Blog Post by the Author

   January 17, 2023

Dr. Hoenes del Pinal published some thoughts on his monograph, Guarded by Two Jaguars: A Catholic Parish Divided by Language and Faith (University of Arizona Press, 2022). Read here

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What is E2M?

   January 16, 2023

Dr. Julia Robinson Moore is very busy working on the various facets of her new project, E2M: Equity in Memory and Memorial. 

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Dr. Thiede and The Shiloh Project

   January 9, 2023

The Bible and Violence is a whole lot more than a two-part book; it’s a wide-ranging scholarly endeavor that includes creating intellectual community through workshopping, mentoring, training, and research events. Scholars involved are reading each other's works, meeting and talking through their interests and concerns, and learning directly from one another in a host of different...

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Learn About Material Culture

   January 3, 2023

Dr. Kaloyanides and Dr. Kati Curts's special issue explores four key categories: “Material,” “Economies,” “Religion,” and “America(s).” The ambition of this issue is that the collective inquiries of its 21 authors, which span various interpretive histories and genealogical fragments, can offer...

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Reviews of Dr. Thiede's Monograph

   July 15, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Barbara Thiede on her recent publication of Male Friendship, Homosociality, and Women in the Hebrew Bible: Malignant Fraternities. Routledge, 2021.

Brief summary:

"Male alliances, partnerships, and friendships are fundamental to the Hebrew Bible. This book offers a detailed and explicit exploration of the ways in which shared...

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