Jaimie Gunderson

Jaimie Gunderson

Jaimie Gunderson

Postdoctoral R & T Fellow

Jaimie Gunderson holds a BA from the University of Arizona in Religious Studies, an MA from the University of Kansas in Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East, an MA and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean.

Her research interests focus on moral philosophy, emotion, and embodied cognition in early and late antique Christianity. Her current project focuses on the role of thinking, feeling, and remembering in the fraught relations between Paul and his Corinthian assembly as documented in 2 Corinthians. Exploring the affective dimensions of the letter, particularly in relation to grief, Gunderson aims to show how social worlds, boundaries, and power structures are (re)produced within the assembly through the aesthetic experience of the reader/auditor.