Maia Kotrosits is assistant professor of religion at Denison University; she received her PhD in New Testament from Union Theological Seminary. She has published studies in Culture and Religion, The Bible and Critical Theory, The Fourth R, Union Seminary Quarterly Review, and in the volume Mahl und religiöse Identität im frühen Christentum (2012).
Maia Kotrosits challenges the contemporary notion of "early Christian literature," showing that a number of texts usually so described are not particularly interested? in a distinctive Christian identity. By appealing to trauma studies and diaspora theory and giving careful attention to the dynamics within these texts, she shows that this sample of writings offers complex reckonings with chaotic diasporic conditions and the transgenerational trauma of colonial violence.