Brittany Wilson

Brittany Wilson

Assistant Professor of New Testament

External address: 
Box 90968, 059E Langford, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90968, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-3559


Brittany E. Wilson is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Duke University Divinity School. Brittany’s current book, Unmanly Men: Refigurations of Masculinity in Luke-Acts (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), analyzes key male characters in Luke-Acts in relation to ancient constructions of masculinity and Luke’s emphasis on God’s power. Her next project focuses on portrayals of Jesus’ crucifixion across the fourfold Gospel and how these portrayals intersect with Christology and ancient gender norms.

Brittany is a Regional Scholar for the Society of Biblical Literature and a recipient of the Kenneth Willis Clark Award for the Society of Biblical Literature-Southeast. She has published in journals such as The Catholic Biblical Quarterly and is a contributor to the Women’s Bible Commentary, Third Edition (Westminster John Knox, 2012). Brittany is also a John Wesley Fellow and an active layperson in the United Methodist Church. 

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary 2012

Selected Grants

The Embodied God: Corporeality in Early Christian Thought and Praxis awarded by Louisville Institute (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2017

Wilson, B. E. “'Neither Male nor Female': The Ethiopian eunuch in acts 8.26-40.” New Testament Studies, vol. 60, no. 3, Jan. 2014, pp. 403–22. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S0028688514000083. Full Text

Wilson, B. E. “The blinding of Paul and the power of God: Masculinity, sight, and self-control in Acts 9.” Journal of Biblical Literature, vol. 133, no. 2, Jan. 2014, pp. 367–87. Scopus, doi:10.1353/jbl.2014.0022. Full Text

Wilson, B. “Zechariah 'Unmanned': Subversions of Masculinity in Luke I.” New Testament Research Colloquium, Princeton, Nj, Feb. 2010.

Wilson, B. E. “Pugnacious precursors and the bearer of peace: Jael, Judith, and Mary in Luke 1:42.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly, vol. 68, no. 3, Dec. 2006, pp. 436–56.